Midday News To Use: 12.18.2020

Another One on the Way
The FDA is on its way to granting emergency use authorization to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine after the agency’s advisers voted yesterday to recommend it. The Vice-President, his wife and the Surgeon General all got their vaccinations live in a made for TV moment. To help promote the safety of the Pfizer vaccine.
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Getting Harder
There’s more bad news on the job front. Another 885,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, marking an increase in claims far above what economists expected. Meanwhile at this moment the relief bill is still being negotiated. Senate leader Mitch McConnell is now eager to get something done, after months of doing nothing. He is trying to give political cover for the two republican Senators running in Georgia run-off election. He has said ‘Kelly and David are getting hammered’ there.
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Russia’s Hacking Frenzy Is a Reckoning
The Department of Homeland Security’s cyber arm has warned that the recent cyberattack affecting government agencies is far broader than officials had thought. Russian is to blame by everyone but the President, and they very well could control our energy infrastructure and other vital programs.
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Trump is Crumbling Down
Atlantic City is blowing up an abandoned Trump casino, and for the right price, you could be the one to push the button. The city plans to donate the money raised to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. The clubBoys & Girls Club of Atlantic City serves as many as 1,200 children per year and has expanded its operations amid the pandemic to 12 hours a day. You could push the button.
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Whether DeSantis Want it or Not!
Without doubling down on our efforts to wear face coverings and social distance, experts predict by early February cases in the four-county Tampa Bay region could peak at 18,000 daily new COVID-19 infections. That surge in COVID-19 transmission is the reason Hillsborough County’s Board of County Commissioners OK’d tougher facemask rules.
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