UK becomes first country to approve Pfizer vaccine

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The UK has given a green light to a coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. As the first Western country to approve a vaccine for general use, there are questions about the drug’s safety and criticism of the country’s hastiness. But the UK’s independent medical regulator insists safety comes first.

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