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U.K. Set to Be First to Clear Pfizer-BioNTech Covid Vaccine

  • Approval is said to be possible as early as coming week
  • Move would make U.K. the vaccine leader among western nations
Coronavirus Vaccine Research at Valneva SA Labs
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The U.K. is poised to become the first country to approve Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine, ahead of a long line of countries waiting for protection from the coronavirus.

Clearance is possible as early as this week, according to a person familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified because the process is confidential.