FULL SHOW: Snyder & others charged in Flint case
With all eyes on the upcoming inauguration, President-Elect Joe Biden quietly announced Samantha Power, the Obama administration ambassador to the United Nations, would lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID). She is known for her support for US interventions around the world. RT America’s Rachel Blevins has the details.
Over in Germany, a funeral provider in one city has had to install seven refrigerated containers because of the growing need to store the deceased during the second wave of COVID-19. The crematorium says it has the capacity to deal with 50 services a day, but demand is currently double that. Germany insists it is prepared for a mass vaccination, but ministers are being forced to defend themselves against criticism that the rollout is too slow. Movement restrictions also are being tightened to try and stem the rise in infections. The situation is being echoed throughout Europe. RT's Peter Oliver reports.
Meanwhile, in the United States, it has been weeks since the federal government rolled out 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. But only about 10 million people reportedly have received the first dose. As RT America's Trinity Chavez explains, vaccinations could soon ramp up now that "mega-sites” are starting to open.
Plus, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and others have been charged for the Flint water crisis. Turns out a flurry of suspicious phone calls had set investigators onto Snyder. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports. Then Melissa Mays, a Flint resident, discusses.