“There were 30 cases on placebo and zero cases that were on the vaccine. So, it looks like in the trial we’ve been 100% effective at preventing severe COVID-19, which is really what’s driving the burden of disease in hospitals and ultimately straining our public health systems.” So said Dr. Stephen Hoge, the president of Moderna, as the company files for emergency FDA approval.

+ Based on the numbers past and the inevitable numbers that will follow the holiday weekend, the vaccines really can’t come quickly enough. The country recorded 4 million new cases in November. And Anthony Fauci says to be prepared for a surge upon a surge in a couple weeks.

+ QB None: Yesterday, the Broncos played an NFL game without a quarterback because Covid is ravaging the NFL. The NFL has constant testing and solid protocols. They are still getting swamped with cases. Why? The virus is everywhere. If the league put the season on lockdown for a couple weeks, the example would save thousands of lives.

+ A very informative article that would have been even better before the holiday weekend (not that anyone would have listened). One person in the room with you has COVID-19. Here’s how long it takes to get infected.

+ A GOP state senator who was in town to help attempt to destroy democracy learned he was Covid positive during a meeting with Trump. (Luckily, everyone in the building has basically already had it at this point.)