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Challenges And Changes Characterize The U.S. Vaccine Rollout; FBI Guards Against Violence; Trade Show Goes Virtual; Augmented Reality Is Test-Driven. Aired 4-4:10a ET
Aired January 13, 2021 - 04:00:00 ET
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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz. We`re grateful to have you watching this Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says 9
million people in American have gotten a first shot of coronavirus vaccine. There are two different vaccines that have been approved for emergency use
in the U.S. and regardless of whether people get the one made by Pfizer and BioNTech or the one made by Moderna.
Health officials say two doses are needed to maximize the drug`s effectiveness. Manufacturing hasn`t been as fast as some experts expected
and states have reported problems distributing the vaccines through hospitals and doctor`s offices because some of these places say they don`t
have enough workers to both care for their patients and serve as vaccination clinics.
So the U.S. government is changing some of its guidelines. It wants more pharmacies to be able to give vaccines. It`s planning to help states set up
mass vaccination sites if they ask for government assistance.
It`s going to allow anyone over age 65 to get the vaccine immediately where it`s available. And both the Trump Administration and the incoming Biden
Administration want to release all available doses immediately instead of holding half of them back to ensure that people who`ve already gotten the
first dose will be able to get the second on time.
The benefit is that this will make more vaccines available in the short term. The drawback is that it risks people not being able to get their
second dose when health officials say they should have it. There have been some side effects including several cases of dangerous allergic reactions
associated with the vaccine and several polls have indicated that at least 40 percent of Americans do not plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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NICK WATT, CNN CORRESONDENT: I`m Nick Watt in Los Angeles where this week we will see a major symbolic shift in the fight against this pandemic.
Dodger Stadium which has been a testing site for the past eight months or so will transition. It will become a mass vaccination site, the governor in
California has set himself a target, a million vaccines, in arms, in 10 days. We`ll find out soon if he makes it.
ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I`m Rosa Flores in Miami. The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be rocky in some states. CNN affiliate
WJXT reporting long lines of seniors bundled up before dawn to get the shot in Jacksonville.
These are people 65 and over and frontline healthcare workers who showed up not with an appointment but based on birth month. Now to Texas where
hundreds received a vaccine at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. According to affiliate KABB WOAI, the process was mostly smooth except for a few people
who said that they registered and were turned away.
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AZUZ: As the date approaches for the next U.S. president to be inaugurated, the FBI says it`s working to identify and stop people who may be planning
violence. According to an internal FBI bulletin obtained by the media, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitals. They`re expected
to start this weekend and continue through inauguration day on the 20th.
The FBI has also identified threats to several government leaders. President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for
Washington, D.C. that was requested by the city`s mayor. That will bring additional government security to the inauguration of President-elect Joe
Biden. It`s been a week since a riot broke out at the U.S. Capitol building as law makers were meeting to formally certify electoral votes from the
November 3rd election.
Some of the people in attendance of a massive rally in support of President Trump, later marched to the Capitol and broke in forcing a lockdown and an
evacuation of government officials. Five people died in the violence including one Capitol police officer and since then, U.S. social media
organizations have been clamping down on the president and some of his supporters who`ve repeated claims the election was fraudulent even though
courts have ruled there`s not evidence of this to overturn any election results. Facebook and Twitter have banned President Trump from using their
service all together. So has Instagram, Snapchat and Twitch.
Another app named Parler which calls itself unbiased social media and is popular with conservatives has been banned by Apple, Google and Amazon.
That`s pretty much taken Parler off the internet. The big technology companies say online statements by the president and some of his supporters
could encourage more violent events like last week riot. But a diverse group of critics said these companies are censoring political viewpoints
that they don`t agree with and that it shows the Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon have too much power over speech. Parler is suing Amazon for
removing the app from its cloud service.
10 Second Trivia. Which of these trade shows was first held in 1967? International Sign (ph) Expo, New York Toy Fair, South by Southwest or
Consumer Electronics Show. New York City was the site of the first Consumer Electronic Show in 1967.
It`s usual home these days in Las Vegas, Nevada but not this year. The show that helped introduce digital technology to the world is being held
digitally in 2021 because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and it makes sense that many of the products being promoted are those that aim to
help people keep connected virtually. Imagine what all this would have looked like to the people who attended CES in 1989.
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DENNIS MICHAEL, RETIRED CNN CORRESPONDENT: You can always find great new toys at the Consumer Electronics Show. Improve electronic still cameras for
example, portable CD players of varying degrees of affordability. A tech teddy bear somewhat more aggressive than Teddy Ruxpin serves as a car
alarm. Earth shaking new ideas were in short supply as the retail buyers for the electronics industry were shown mostly variation on existing
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The CES might be called the show of embellishments.
MICHAEL: Real new developments won`t be available at retail for a few years. HDTV, the wider, brighter, clearer television system was on display
but a consumer version will have to wait until the 90s`. Home automation, the remote control`s fanatic dream is now on the horizon.
Now that most manufacturers have agreed to a single standard. Last year`s headline grabber, the digital audio tape player was hard to find this year.
DAT has been blocked by the record industry because they`re afraid it`s the perfect weapon for copyright pirates. Sony, one of DAT`s biggest backers,
is still hopeful.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The last meeting was two months ago. There`s another meeting scheduled in the next two months to continue to look for a
MICHAEL: Others believe if DAT doesn`t start selling soon, a recordable compact disc expected in a year or two will kill it. Another battle has
come to an end though. Jack Paletti (ph), President of the Motion Picture Association, fought to keep the VCR out of America in the early days of the
video age. He came to Vegas to celebrate the armistice.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A VCR really is barren of all value until you illuminate it with a good movie. So I think we -- we do have a joint interest in the
MICHAEL: The future seemed brightest though at the Nintendo booth where the video game system celebrated two years in row as the top Christmas present.
New games and a new accessories are coming online. The action pad and the hands-off U-Force controller promise to keep the video game in flight.
With or without earth shaking new developments, hundreds of millions of dollars change hands at the Consumer Electronics Show where the course of
home entertainment is plotted for the next six months. Dennis Michael, CNN Entertainment News, Las Vegas.
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AZUZ: 202 meters is 662.73 feet, you`re welcome. The reason we bring that up is because this guy swam it. You might be, so what. It`s like four laps
in an Olympic pool. But hold your breath ya`ll, he did it without one. Stig Severinsen recently earned the Guinness World Distance Record for swimming
with fins on just one breath. He`s been known not breathe for more than 20 minutes at a time. So the is was all part of an effort that would leave
anyone else "breathless".
It took a "lung" time. It must take an entirely new "breathe" of athlete to hold that long enough to leave others "gasping" for air for what must seem
like an "oxygeneration". I`d rather "hold my breath" even if I`m just full of "hot air".
I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10. We`re going to make a stop in Galax, Virginia today to give a shout out to our friends at Galax High School. They
subscribed and left a comment on our You Tube channel so what are you waiting for. We`ll see you all tomorrow.