Alrededor del planeta, la gente que tenía la esperanza de que el 2021 desterrara el horror del año pasado enfrentan la realidad de que tal vez los desafíos más arduos están por venir.
The move, coming days after Britain became the first country to approve the AstraZeneca shots for emergency use, begins a vast campaign to inoculate the hard-hit nation’s 1.3 billion people.
Health authorities are hoping to soon vaccinate a million people per week as the country’s hospitals are overwhelmed by cases of a new, more contagious variant of the virus.
Two shots can prime the immune system to fight the coronavirus.
The Trump administration is discussing helping the drug maker get the raw materials it would need to produce tens of millions of extra doses of its Covid-19 vaccine in the spring.
Within days, all three countries could be giving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, but they have varying strategies and challenges. The U.S. plan, working through the states, is the least centralized.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca effort held great promise to help arrest the pandemic. But a series of miscues caused it to fall behind in the U.S.
AstraZeneca accidentally gave some participants only a partial dose. Experts said the company’s spotty disclosures have eroded confidence in the vaccine.