“Asked if the US could soon see ‘up to 5,000 deaths a day’, Trump administration vaccine adviser Dr Moncef Slaoui told CNN’s State of the Union: ‘I think, unfortunately, it will get worse, because we still are experiencing the outcome of the Thanksgiving holidays and the gatherings and unfortunately there may be more over the Christmas holidays, there will be a continuing surge.'” Moderna vaccine shipments begin as US reels under Covid surge.

+ NPR: Millions Of People Flying Despite Public Health Pleas To Stay Put. (There is a light at the end of the tunnel and millions of Americans are running in the opposite direction. Why?)

+ European nations are throwing up travel barriers to the UK over fears of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus.