Transcript for Promising new data on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Dr. Ashton, thank you so much. And we turn now to Elizabeth Schulze with the latest headlines. Good afternoon to you. Hey, good afternoon, T.J. Let's start today with the promising news about the modern vaccine, the new data showing modern recipients have high levels of important antibodies even six months after getting their shots. This comes as emergency rooms are slammed in Michigan. Beaumont hospital once again seeing peak numbers they saw in the first wave. Doctors in the midwest say there's an uptick in younger patients, and in cases with variants. The increasingly grim numbers out of Brazil only second to the U.S. When it comes to covid-19 deaths. The country now reporting more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours, for the first time, as a variant fuels a surge in cases. The president Jair bolsinaro has mocked mask wearing and pushed against lockdown measures aimed at stopping the spread of the virus. Now to that ghost ship off the coast of Norway stranded in deep and frigid waters, after the main engine lost power. A dozen crew members hoisted to safety by a rescue chopper. That crew member forced to jump into the freezing waters. Norway's coast guards say conditions are improving today and tugboats will now attempt to rescue the vessel and bring it safely to shore. Back here at home, the controversial bill affecting trans people prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming hormone treatments and surgery to anyone under 18. It's now law in Arkansas. Lawmakers there overriding the governor who vetoed that bill, Asa Hutchinson said the measure was overbroad. Now to the bump in billionaires, "Forbes" releasing the list of the world's richest people, some 3,000 people there, that is a record, and more women than ever before, including Kim Kardashian west. Amazon's Jeff bezos topping the list once again. It is the 35th year for that "Forbes" tradition. A lot of big numbers on the list this time, guys. Nice to see some women making the list.
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