Stats & Stripes 11/30

94.5 percent- the effectiveness of Moderna’s new COVID-19 vaccine. Though an exact release date is unknown, people could start getting vaccinated by the end of December. But who is first in line to receive the vaccine is contested.

1.755 million streams- “Therefore I Am” by Billie Eilish has earned close to 2 million streams, putting the song at number one, bumping Ariana Grande’s “Positions” down to #2 with 1.309 million streams.

65.2 percent- The number of people in Montgomery County, Maryland who voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

3 weeks- until winter break! Get ready to read our upcoming holiday and seasonal articles!

4 out of 7- of president-elect Joe Biden’s communications roles in the White House are going to women of color. This is the first time that the senior White House communications team will be entirely female. 

50.6 million- the amount of people that traveled for Thanksgiving 2020 in the US. This is a 4.7 million person decline from this time last year. 

2- New balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. One of which is the Red Titan which is the alter ego of nine year old Ryan Kaji. He’s best known for being the face of the most popular children’s YouTube channel, Ryan’s World (formerly Ryan’s ToysReview).