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America approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine



The pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech’s vaccine against Covid-19 was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday.

The US is the sixth country to approve Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine after Britain, Bahrain, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico.

The US plans to administer the vaccine to 20 million people this month. Residents of care homes and health workers will be given preference.

President Donald Trump showed excitement on Twitter after the FDA approved the vaccine.

More than 16 million people in America have already tested positive for Covid-19.



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