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Covid-19 Vaccine News: Here’s What You Should Know

Pfizer and BioNTech released preliminary data on Monday about the efficacy of its Covid-19 vaccine. The news is positive: Based on early analyses, the vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing Covid-19. But before you rip off your mask and start hugging people in the street, writes Dana Smith, there are a number of caveats to keep in mind. Read the full story below.

On Monday morning, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a plan for ending the Covid-19 pandemic that emphasizes the safe production and equitable distribution of a coronavirus vaccine, writes Yasmin Tayag. The vaccine plan, published on the Biden-Harris transition website “Build Back Better,” builds on promises that Biden campaigned on: His Covid-19 strategy will be directed by science, embrace transparency, and prioritize equality — qualities that have notably been absent from the Trump administration’s Covid-19 strategy. Read more about it below.

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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