Updated 10:02 a.m. ET, December 18, 2020
- The US FDA says it is "rapidly" working toward issuing an emergency use authorization for the Moderna vaccine after its advisers voted to recommend it.
- As Covid-19 vaccinations continue to roll out across the US, hospitalizations hit new records for a 12th straight day.
- French President Emmanuel Macron's Covid-19 diagnosis sent ripples through the European political sphere, with multiple leaders forced to quarantine.
- A new mystery cluster of Covid-19 cases in Australia's New South Wales continues to grow — health officials think the source could be from overseas.