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Breaking: UK first country to approve clinically-tested COVID-19 vaccine; where's the FDA?

Added 12-02-20 08:35:01am EST - “"I'm very proud that the UK is the first place in the world to have a clinically authorised vaccine."” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Breaking: UK first country to approve clinically-tested COVID-19 vaccine; where's the FDA?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“It’s the beginning of the end of the pandemic,” says the inventor of the Pfizer vaccine. The months-long race to find a way to immunize the world has reached its finish line, and the United Kingdom gets to break the tape. Brits will start queuing up next week for vaccinations after Pfizer got emergency-use approval from the government:

The United Kingdom granted emergency approval of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine overnight, and vaccinations there are set to begin next week. @RichardEngel has the latest. pic.twitter.com/5uunh9aZUP

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination.

Britain’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be rolled out.

The first 800,000 doses will be available in the UK from next week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

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