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Health Jan 04Vaccination campaign picks up speed around the world
Britain has begun dispensing the second vaccine in its arsenal. But authorities in France and elsewhere in Europe are coming under fire for slow rollouts and delays.
World Jan 04England to start new virus lockdown until mid-February
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new version of the coronavirus.
World Jan 04UK first in world to start using Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccine ramps up a nationwide inoculation program, as rising infection rates are putting an unprecedented strain on British hospitals.
Health Dec 30U.K. approves use of ‘vaccine for the world’
Britain has authorized an easy-to-handle coronavirus vaccine and decided to stretch out the time between doses to allow more people to get some level of protection faster as infections surge.
Health Dec 08United Kingdom gives 1st COVID-19 vaccine doses
A retired British shop clerk received the first shot in the country's COVID-19 vaccination program Tuesday, signaling the start of a global immunization effort intended to offer a route out of a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million.
Health Dec 07U.K. readies its first shots in war on COVID-19
The 800,000 doses will first go to people over 80 who are either hospitalized or already have outpatient appointments scheduled, along with nursing home workers.
Health Dec 04U.K. defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast
U.K. regulators went on the offensive Friday to beat back criticism that they rushed their authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying they rigorously analyzed data on safety and effectiveness in the shortest time possible without compromising the thoroughness of their…
Health Nov 25Hopeful about COVID vaccine, Britain begins plan for how to distribute millions of doses
With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April.
Health Nov 23Trial for 3rd major COVID-19 vaccine suggests it could be up to 90 percent effective
Unlike the others, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doesn’t have to be stored at freezer temperatures, making it potentially easier to distribute, especially in developing countries.
World Nov 21UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit
The stopgap agreement allows trade between the two countries to continue under the same terms as Canada's existing treaty with the EU while negotiators begin work on a new bilateral deal between the U.K. and Canada, Prime Minister Boris Johnson…