COVID cases spike as holiday nears, judge rejects Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement, deferrals hit pro sports


CHICAGO (NewsNation now) – This year’s holiday season was meant to be a revival of last year’s subdued celebrations. Instead, it’s turning into a redux of restrictions, cancellations, and mounting anxiety over the never-ending pandemic.

Dr Rajeev Fernando joins ‘On Balance’ to discuss whether more restrictions are the answer. The Hill’s Niall Stanage discusses the White House’s response to the pandemic.

A federal judge has thrown out OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy settlement of thousands of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic because of a provision that would shield members of the Sackler family from their own litigation. Joining the show is Keith Humphreys, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University and a former drug policy adviser to two presidential administrations.

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A search warrant has been issued for actor Alec Baldwin’s phone as part of the investigation into the fatal October shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of his western film ‘Rust “. Criminal defense attorney Julie Rendelman is intervening on the warrant.

NewsNation’s Kellie Meyer reports that there is a new bipartisan agreement on sanctions against one of Vladimir Putin’s pet projects. Peter Brookes, senior fellow at the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy joins “On Balance”.

The millions of dollars spent by American professional sports franchises to keep playing during the pandemic seem to have reached a fever pitch. The NFL is postponing at least three games this weekend. The NBA schedule is a mess and some NHL teams may not play until the New Year due to COVID-19 protocols. Dr. Zach Binney, sports epidemiologist at Oxford College at Emory University, discusses sports and COVID-19.


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