Another major firm has cut ties with Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline under mounting pressure from the United States. This comes as US President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to ax the Keystone XL pipeline stateside early in his tenure. On the program, we take you around the globe for a roundup of moves in the energy sector, and how the economy is reacting to the developments and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. And with lockdowns nearing their first anniversary, RT’s Trinity Chavez gives us an insight on the Biden administration’s vaccine rollout plan, and how he plans to use the power of the government to set up testing sites nationwide. Tensions are still high between the world’s two largest economies as China threatens retaliation against the US for what it claims are harsh actions on Taiwan. Boom Bust co-host Ben Swann is on hand to break down the rising trans-Pacific tensions, and how China’s economy has managed to rebound in such a volatile year.