COVID-19 emergency

Pfizer files for emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. continues to hit records with new COVID-19 cases.
3:06 | 11/20/20

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On the growing Kobe crisis and hold on the horizon let's bring an epidemiologist doctor John Brownstein. Doctor Brown's and that's our hope heart shall we Pfizer submitted her an emergency authorization used for their vaccine from the FDA today. We're hearing some Americans could be getting messed. By December so when do you think we'll start seeing this really make a practical difference. Right Alton the majority of the population it will be well into nearly every one more shocked seeing the initial results are credible and the attitude distributed immediately or authorization but I'm fine and coarse. Want to get back in the hands how your provider struggling workers potential workers and the honorable. Want to keep that he distributed to long term care facilities are. Talking in here again. Great news and it brought that. To happen overnight. Well now president elect Biden's advisors say they're planning for a massive testing expansion. Is that feasible and you think it'll be too late if they have to wait until he's inaugurated on January 20. Yeah clearly there's a lot of promised there the promised to make it more widely available and more all we know demanded soaring and greedy. The screen or you live now me. RT doing what we know interrupted and it. Increase and ultimately we're getting more options. Aren't you can. Hide in a lot like it. And and that's why you know there's great news as we transit Leah. We Ichi I don't will enable. Bold American how do we. Yeah. A billion in the crew had yet you're a knuckleballer. What likelihood that you've been in an. I'm really you bring out our control. And I'm not know the White House trying to buyers task force briefed reporters for the first time in months yesterday they won the US could reached 2000 deaths per day. By Christmas and suggested things like closing indoor dining and urging Americans to take. The usual precautions that we've heard. When you listen to that we'll kind of shut downs do you think that Americans should prepare for and how does that weigh in hearing CDC director Robert Redfield for example say that schools on he had the other hand should not closed. Yeah. Yeah. I mean what did you learn a lot about desire and them to market in the head and tried to block on the thing at the jewel the old shutdown of the economy is not something anybody wanted it can be that we need you heard Biden administration knew that there are. Which is really like he targeted her and eager community Asia and the the most impact this car really aren't about to walk down unity and be a huge increase in heat and how are going down their mobility and your. Bank like the fire under control are in short order a lot like come on porcelain and mark. All right doctor John Brownstein we appreciate your time thank you.

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