Pfizer seeks emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US.
Coming up on five minute. News seeks emergency use of covid nineteen shots in the us illinois teen charged in protest murders posts. Two million dollar bail and u. n. prepares for up to two hundred thousand ethiopian refugees in sudan it saturday. November twenty one. I'm anthony davis formally asked us regulators on friday to allow emergency use of its covid nineteen vaccine starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic but not until after a long hard winter. The action comes days off to fis and its german partner o. N. tech announced that its vaccine appears ninety-five percent effective at preventing mild to severe covid nineteen disease in a large ongoing study. The company said that protection plus a good safety record means the vaccine should qualify for emergency. Use authorization something. The food and drug administration can grunt before the final testing is fully complete. In addition to the fda submission. They've already started rolling applications in europe and the uk and intend to submit similar information soon with the corona virus surging around the us and the world. The pressure is on for regulators to make a speedy decision. Help is on the way. Dr anthony found she said on the eve of phases announcement adding that. It's too early to abandon mosques and other protective measures fridays. Filing sets off a chain of events as the fda and independent advisors debate if the shots are ready if so still another government group will have to decide how the initial limited supplies rationed ounce to anxiously awaiting americans. How much vaccine is available and when is a moving target but initial supplies will be scarce and rationed. Globally faiza has estimated it could have fifty million doses available by year's end about twenty five million may become available for us use in december thirty million in january and thirty five million more in february and march according to information presented to the national academy of medicine this week recipients will need two doses three weeks apart the us government has a contract to buy millions of fiso bio n tek doses as well as other candidates that pan out and has promised shots will be free a seventeen year old from illinois charged with killing two people. During protests in wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives. Posted two million dollar bail on friday was released from custody call. Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting. Joseph rosenbaum and antony huber and winding gauge growth spurts during a on august twenty fifth. That followed the police. Shooting of jacob blake in kenosha. Rittenhouse told police. He was attacked while he was guarding a business. And that he fired in self-defense. He faces multiple charges including intentional homicide reckless endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm wisconsin law doesn't permit minors to carry or possess a gun unless they're hunting he's back in court on december third for a preliminary hearing. His case is taken on political overtones supporters of the black lives matter movement of painted rittenhouse as a trigger. Happy white supremacist. Conservatives upset over property destruction during recent protests portrayed him as a patriot exercising his right to bear arms during unrest legal defense fund for him has attracted millions of dollars in donations and his mother got a standing ovation from women to walk atia county. Gop function in september. Cuba's father john huber kenosha county circuit court commissioner lorraine keating during a hearing on november second to set rittenhouse his bail between four and ten million dollars. Cuba said rittenhouse thinks. He's above the law and noted the efforts to raise money on his behalf he also suggested militia groups would hide him from police if he will released keating ultimately set bail at two million dollars sang. Rittenhouse was a flight risk given the seriousness of the charges against him. United nations refugee agency says about thirty. Two thousand people have fled ethiopia's embattled to the region into neighbouring sudan and he's preparing for up to two hundred thousand in the next six months if necessary. Axel bishop the agency's representative in sudan told reporters on friday that nobody at this stage can say exactly how many will come as deadly fighting continues between ethiopian government and tigray regional government forces. Another crisis is growing inside. The sealed off tigray region as food and other supplies run desperately low. Un secretary general antonio guitarist called for the opening of humanitarian corridors. And the truces that may be necessary for humanitarian aid to be delivered guitarist added. This is a matter of enormous concern to us. The european refugees arriving in a very remote area of sudan and humanitarian must create a crisis response. Virtually from zero even as up to five thousand refugees continued to arrive. Every day this could unravel ethiopia and also sudan the unicef country representative in sudan. Abdulah for deal said on the crisis. Soon we will be overwhelmed. If this rate continues children under eighteen make up about forty five percent of the refugees. He said people left ethiopia in a great hurry. The u. n. Officials said and most arrived in sudan with nothing. It's a mix of medical doctors professionals bankers to farmers for deal sent. You could tell some people were actually well off if he government has been fighting the tigray regional forces since november fourth attack on a military base there each side regards the other as illegal the result of a falling out between nobel peace prize winning prime minister ahmed and the tigray leaders who once dominated the country's ruling coalition alarmed by the potential disaster in ethiopia and beyond seventeen. Us senators secretary of state. Mike pompeo in a letter on thursday to engage abbey directly to push for an immediate cease. Fire you can subscribe to five minute news on youtube with your preferred podcast app. Ask your smart speaker or enable five minute news as your amazon alexa. Flash briefing skill subscribe rate and review online at five minutes. Dot news five. Minute news is an evergreen podcast covering politics inequality health and climate delivering independent unbiased and essential world news daily.