Britain becomes 1st Western nation to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Britain on Tuesday started administering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE, becoming the first Western country to put such a vaccine into practical use. The move came a year after the first case of the virus that causes the respiratory disease and has claimed more than 1.5 million lives globally was reported in Wuhan, central China. Last Wednesday, the British government approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The British government has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine, which Pfizer claims is 95…

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