Updated 3:36 p.m. ET, December 29, 2020
- The House passed a measure to increase stimulus checks for Americans under a certain income level to $2,000. The measure will now move to the Senate.
- Novavax announced the start of the Phase 3 trial of its Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico — making it the fifth company to launch a trial in the US.
- The EU has launched a mass vaccination program across its 27 member states.
- Dozens of countries have banned travel from the UK to contain a new Covid-19 variant first reported in England.