Britain plans to distribute an initial batch of 800,000 doses starting next week, prioritising care homes. Photo: AFP Britain plans to distribute an initial batch of 800,000 doses starting next week, prioritising care homes. Photo: AFP
Britain plans to distribute an initial batch of 800,000 doses starting next week, prioritising care homes. Photo: AFP

Britain defends speed of approval for Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine

  • The UK’s drugs regulator gave emergency approval for the vaccine on Wednesday, and the government plans to start rolling it out next week
  • Leading US infectious disease scientist Anthony Fauci on Thursday said the MHRA had ‘rushed’ approval, but he later apologised

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Britain plans to distribute an initial batch of 800,000 doses starting next week, prioritising care homes. Photo: AFP Britain plans to distribute an initial batch of 800,000 doses starting next week, prioritising care homes. Photo: AFP
Britain plans to distribute an initial batch of 800,000 doses starting next week, prioritising care homes. Photo: AFP
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