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Weather: A big drop in temperatures from Thanksgiving with today's high nearing 53. Partly cloudy with a breezy northeast wind 12-20mph. Tonight the chance for precipitation increases in the early AM hours. Temperatures hovering around freezing, so light snow likely with little to no accumulation. This chance for precipitation clears from west to east through Saturday and becomes more showers as temperatures warm, high near 41.
The sheriff's office reports a suspect is hospitalized, shot by a deputy
It happened during a domestic violence call. Deputies were called to the 5500 block of CR 1260 in western Lubbock County just south of 50th street. The release states a law officer shot the suspect in the 11300 block of CR 7000, just south of the earlier address. No further details are released and no word on the person's condition. The Texas Rangers are now investigating.
Half a dozen more people in Lubbock County died from COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Day
337 patients are being treated at UMC and Covenant, 94 of them in an ICU. COVID patients account for more than 28% of or hospital capacity. 340 people have died in Lubbock. City staffers confirmed 321 new cases along with 233 new recoveries. That brings the active case count to more than 4700. Since mid-March, more than 20-thousand people have been infected but have recovered.
President Trump claimed COVID-19 vaccines will start being delivered next week
But the FDA doesn't even meet until December 10th to consider giving the go-ahead to the first vaccine from Pfizer. The first two, Pfizer and Moderna, are requesting emergency approval from the FDAin hearings next month
Astrazeneca was the third company to announce a vaccine, but it's now admitted an error in its trial
Bloomberg reports the trial left some participants with half-doses instead of full doses. Astrazeneca reports the two different dosing regimens in their vacine trial was the result of the lab error. This comes after the drugmaker announced last week it's vaccine was up to 90% effective. Astrazeneca is likely to run a second global trial to assess its vaccine's efficiency. Details of the new trial results will be published in medical journals and provided to regulators to decide whether to authorize distribution of its vaccine.
President Trump is planning to campaign in Georgia ahead of the senate runoff election
It's a state the president lost to Joe Biden, but republicans are hoping to flip it back and it could determine whether they keep control of the senate. The president is planning to be at a campaign event supporting republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. If either incumbent republican wins their party will remain in control of the chamber. But if democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock both win, democrats would gain control of the senate.
The most-traveled day of the year held true to its reputation, even with warnings from health experts to stay home
More than one million people were screened through airport securities across the country. Experts believe this upcoming Sunday will see an even higher number of travelers as folks head home after the holiday.
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