Covid vaccine gets presidential promotion | First Thing
President-elect Joe Biden joined three former presidents in agreeing to have the coronavirus vaccination live on television to dispel safety fears. Plus, Trump approves gas and oil drilling on immaculate wildlife refuge
President-elect Joe Biden will urge all Americans to wear masks for 100 days following his inauguration, in an attempt to lower the rate of coronavirus transmission amid a surge in cases and deaths in the US. Biden and the vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris, have also said they will have the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available.