US hopes to start virus vaccines in December as pandemic surges

Washington (AFP) – The United States hopes to begin coronavirus vaccinations in early December, a top government health official said Sunday, the latest positive news to emerge even as cases surge across the worst-hit nation and elsewhere around the globe.The beginning of vaccinations could be a crucial shift in the battle against a virus that has claimed more than 1.4 million lives worldwide, including 255,000 just in the US, since emerging from China late last year.Encouraging results from vaccine trials have bolstered hopes for an end to the pandemic, as nations reimpose restrictions and lo…

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