Midday News To Use: 12.16.2020

Something Different to Talk About
Wicked weather will blanket the northeast today into tomorrow. Some areas will see a foot and a half of snow and other areas will see thunderstorms, affectionately called Thundersnow. Plus they could expect blizzard conditions the further north you go on the coast.
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More Help on the Way
One Covid-19 vaccine is making its way across the country, and the FDA is meeting later this week to discuss an emergency use authorization for a second, this one from Moderna. By the end of the year it is expected that the amount of vaccinations will have twice the fire power. But, that does not mean we can relax? No. Wash your hands, wear your mask and keep your distance.
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Is it too Late?
Could we see some type of coronavirus bill today. Democrat Dick Durbin worked with other democrats and republicans on a plan that has a chance today to finally give another financial shot in the arm for Americans. However, for many small businesses it might be too late. As thousands of business owners have had to call it quits due to lock downs and social distancing restrictions.
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Test at Home
A major breakthrough’: FDA authorizes nation’s first at-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 test. And it doesn’t need a lab or medical provider’s prescription. The test, made by Australia-based Ellume, can deliver results in about 15 minutes and will cost about $30.
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Doing Better
Keyontae Johnson, the University of Florida basketball player who collapsed mid-game over the weekend is breathing on his own and talking, Johnson was walking onto the court after a timeout early in Saturday’s game against the Florida State Seminoles when he collapsed.
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