US, Europe plan vaccination schemes as second virus wave builds
US, Europe plan vaccination schemes as second virus wave builds

Washington (AFP) – Plans for vaccination programmes began taking shape in Europe and the United States following recent breakthroughs, as surging coronavirus caseloads prompted gruelling new restrictions, with Austria taking the unpopular step Tuesday of closing schools and shops.Global hopes of vanquishing the coronavirus pandemic were high after US biotech firm Moderna said its vaccine candidate was nearly 95 percent effective in a trial, a week after similar results announced by pharma giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci hailed the res…

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