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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Who is first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine?

Two pharmaceutical companies, Moderna and Pfizer, say they have COVID-19 vaccines that are more than 90 percent effective. The CDC has identified four priority groups to receive a future vaccine first. But many questions remain about fair and equitable vaccine distribution to the rest of the country — as well as the world.

Also on today’s show: The sexual abuse allegations filed against the Boy Scouts of America, and how Republicans and Democrats are campaigning for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.

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