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Nightside Report Dec. 12, 2020: FDA officials address COVID vaccine concerns, Michigan Pfizer facility prepares to ship vaccines Sunday

FDA addresses COVID vaccine concerns in news briefing: What to know

In a rare weekend press conference, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — who is responsible for authorizing widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Friday — discussed some of people’s biggest concerns about the vaccine.

Following a rapid development and review process, many people still have questions about who is safe to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Touching on topics of allergic reactions, age and pregnant and breastfeeding women, FDA officials say they are confident in the safety of the vaccine, but encourage some individuals to consult with their physician before receiving the shots.

Learn more here.

New today: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 430,780; Death toll now at 10,662

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Metro Detroit weather: Going from mild to chilly, Saturday evening

After highs in the 50s, temperatures plummet through Saturday night. It will be mostly cloudy and colder, with overnight lows in the low 30s.

Read the full forecast here.

4 Fast Facts

  • Pfizer’s facility in Portage, Michigan is preparing to ship COVID vaccines as early as Sunday morning. Click here to read more.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending the Republican’s attack on the 2020 election results. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan lawmakers and groups are condemning Republican leaders for punishing state Rep. Cynthia Johnson over a Facebook video she posted this week. Click here to read more.
  • Five shots were fired into a Troy hotel room with four teenagers inside, police say. Click here to read more.

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