UK approval of Covid vaccine is a giant hooray for science

The surge in optimism is fully warranted but must be accompanied by forbearance

03 December 2020 - 21:15 By Anjana Ahuja

What a moment for the world — and for science. On Wednesday, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved by the UK medicines regulator, making it the first coronavirus vaccine to be approved for mass use in any country after large-scale clinical trials. The vaccine is also one of the most effective, protecting 95% of recipients from disease. There is light on the horizon amid the pandemic’s winter gloom...

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