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65M Cases,1.5M Deaths Worldwide

While scientists and governments continue to work toward the production and distribution of vaccines, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, with the number of confirmed cases worldwide now surpassing 65 million, and sadly the global death toll has now surpassed 1.5 million.

A BBC story said, “The UK is “confident” it will have 800,000 coronavirus vaccine doses by next week, with immunisations starting on Tuesday.

“The first consignment of Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine arrived in the UK on Thursday – with a total of 40 million doses on order. The business secretary called Britain’s medical regulator “absolutely meticulous”, as US diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci apologised for appearing to criticise it.”

A CNN story said, “The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should authorize coronavirus vaccine candidates from Pfizer and Moderna within a week of meetings held to discuss them, a top official said Thursday.

“Pfizer’s vaccine will be discussed by the FDA’s vaccine advisers December 10 and Moderna’s December 17, Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, told an American Medical Association webinar.

““One question that will come up is how fast will we see a vaccine authorized after that. It will depend on the discussion at the advisory committee but we are hoping that within about a week afterwards we will see an authorization if everything goes well for each of those,” Marks said.

“It’s a piece of good luck that the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines appear to have a 95% efficacy, Marks said.”