December 2, 2020

Britain okays vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

London (AFP) – Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Japan and Italy pledged free inoculations for all even as the Americas reported a big surge in cases and the global death toll rose towards 1.5 million.Just 12 months after the pandemic broke out in China, the UK’s independent medicines regulator gave a green light to the BioNTech-Pfizer drug in double-quick time but insisted safety had come first.”Everybody can be confident that no corners whatsoever have been cut,” said Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency …


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