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The Pfizer vaccine news is welcome but for the NHS, this battle is far from over

Health correspondent Shaun Lintern considers the challenges the Pfizer vaccine has yet to overcome

Monday 09 November 2020 20:37
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<p>There are a lot more hurdles to overcome before a Covid vaccine is widely available</p>

There are a lot more hurdles to overcome before a Covid vaccine is widely available

Stock markets surged on Monday off the back of an announcement from Pfizer that its coronavirus vaccine appears to be more than 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19 among volunteers in a clinical trial.

Headlines across the world heralded the news and may suggest the world is at a turning point in the fight against coronavirus which has ravaged economies and killed more than 1.2 million people.

The British government has ordered up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine amid optimism the medication could be the way out of the Covid dark ages.

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