Moscow says it has not seen evidence from Germany that Navalny was poisoned
A Kremlin spokesperson says Moscow hasn't received any evidence from Germany that Russian opposition activist, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.
CDC Director Robert Redfield said at the White House coronavirus task force briefing that the organization did not recommend closing schools in the spring, nor does it recommend it now. Redfield stated that research showed Covid-19 was not typically acquired in schools, but at students' homes. India Optimistic About Quick Access to Vaccine if it Gets Approval Pete Buttigieg joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the delayed transition process, on which he says that "Each passing day that this denial goes on, it has a real cost." He also addresses reports and speculation that he could serve in a role in the Biden administration, saying that "I would love a chance to return to public service but that's for the president-elect to decide. This administration is going to have enthusiastic support from me whether I'm on the inside or outside." Aired on 11/16/2020. With infections surging worldwide, and governments struggling to respond, there has been another breakthrough in the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine.
US pharmaceutical firm Moderna says early tests show its vaccine is 94.5 percent effective in preventing the virus.
Pfizer and BioNTech reported similarly promising results a week ago.
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from the US capital, Washington, DC.