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    U.S. drug giant Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine worked on more than 90 percent of people during a mass clinical trial. It’s one of a dozen vaccines in the final stages of testing, raising hopes of an end to the pandemic. However, scientists are urging caution. How significant is this development? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Oscar Alleyne – Epidemiologist and Chief of Programs and Services, National Association of County and City Health Officials Gian Gandhi – UNICEF Coordinator for COVID-19 vaccine work Ali Fattom – Vaccinologist and Vice President of Vaccine Research and Development, BlueWillow Biologics. –

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