Updated 9:23 a.m. ET, December 30, 2020
- UK regulators have approved Oxford/AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, clearing the way for millions more inoculations.
- The US reported a record number of deaths and hospitalizations as the first known case of the new Covid-19 variant in the country was discovered in Colorado.
- The House passed a measure to increase stimulus checks for Americans under a certain income level to $2,000. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked the effort in the Senate.