LONDON (AP) — Britain has become the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine and could be dispensing shots within days. It's a historic step toward eventually ending the scourge that has killed more than 1.4 million people around the globe. In giving the go-ahead for emergency use of the vaccine developed by drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, Britain vaulted past the United States by at least a week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not scheduled to consider the vaccine until Dec. 10. The announcement sets the stage for the biggest vaccination campaign in British history.
Posted at 11:17 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 18:44:41-05
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