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  • Britain has approved the coronavirus vaccine by Pharmaceutical Partners Fighter and by on tech becoming the first country in the world to do so.

  • Three UK government says the shot will be available across the country from next week.

  • The vaccine is the result of a collaboration between US drugmaker Pfizer on German company by on tech.

  • It's still awaiting regulatory approval across the rest of the world, including the U, where authorities say it could be authorized within weeks.

  • The British health minister, Matt Hancock welcome news of the decision by the regulatory authority.

  • Fantastic news.

  • The the M H R A, the fiercely independent regulator, has clinically authorized the vaccine for Roll out the NHS stands ready to make that happen.

  • So from early next week, we will start the program off vaccinating people against covert 19 here in this country.

  • Well, our correspondent bigot Mars joins us from London.

  • Bigot, how will this affect the U.

  • K s handling off the pandemic?

  • Well, it really looks like the U.

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  • Is going to be the first country in the world where actual jabs are going to go into our arms.

  • And we had the Health secretary, Matt Hancock say that 50 hospitals are already ready in the UK and that next week it could start.

  • We know that the process is going to be that health workers and also very elderly people in care homes.

  • They're going to be vaccinated first, and after that it's going to be more or less according to age group.

  • So the oldest people are going to be treated first, are going to get the Japs fast, and then there is with underlying health conditions and sort of a rolling process.

  • And then it goes through the ages so the youngest will be last in line.

  • Now we know that the UK has about 40 million doses board.

  • This is not enough, Thio, inoculate the whole country.

  • That will have to be either more doses or the hope is.

  • And I think this whole across the world that other companies will get their vaccinations approved in the coming weeks and months, and that this is just the start off a big process.

  • A roller across the whole world.

  • Big at Mass in London.

  • Thank you, Andi W's A.

  • Matthew Moore joins us here in the studio.

  • You follow this this story for us.

  • When will the first vaccines be distributed?

  • Well, the German company that has been developing these vaccine says that they will start delivering them this week.

  • So they've been produced a two sites in Germany.

  • There's a third site that they're building to try to cope with all the demand on they say that they'll start sending them this week.

  • And as we heard from the health secretary in the UK, they hope to start distributing the vaccines next week.

  • So it's a huge moment.

  • Jihad.

  • This is the one that the the moment that the world has been waiting for.

  • This seems to be a crack of light at the end of this dark tunnel.

  • You know, this is a vaccine that is 95% effective across all age groups.

  • So even though the over 65 it's proved effective on, it's the fastest ever.

  • Most vaccines are the fastest vaccines that we've had today.

  • I've been in the four years, five year mark.

  • This is in less than a year, so it's, you know, it's a It's a huge moment.

  • This approval by the British authorities.

  • What does this mean for approval in the US and in in the U well they use set to get its hands on 300 million doses of this vaccine, but it hasn't yet been approved there.

  • Do European Medicines Agency is due to meet at the end of the month to give its opinion.

  • There are some.

  • Even before today, who was saying That's not quick enough, You should be making a decision earlier.

  • But actually there's been some some some kind of dissent today from the European lawmaker and German CDU party who said, actually, maybe there's decision from the U.

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  • Was too hasty in the U.

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  • They're due to meet next week to decide they should get their hands on.

  • About $100 million could be as much as half a milk half a billion dollars by the end of next year.

  • And there will be pressure just growing now, saying if it's good enough for the UK, is it good enough for us?

  • Absolutely.

  • Also, this particular vaccine has to be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius.

  • That is a logistical problem, isn't it?

  • Yeah, this was one of the problems, the issues at the beginning of when we first heard that this vaccine was effective was that actually it needs to be stored it incredibly cold temperatures.

  • And that was gonna be one of the hard does Thio distributing this around the world.

  • But fighters say they built kind of these shippers as they call them, these units that can hold these vaccines at that temperature using dry ice for up to 30 days that allows them to get to the far ends of the world and the they go into fridges where they could be thought out.

  • Normal temperatures on the shelf, life there on a normal fridges.

  • Five days.

  • So they hope that they bought themselves enough room to get this thing out there and to really the nickel success.

  • Matthew Miller.

  • Thank you, it was Let's have a look now at some of the other developments in the coronavirus pandemic, Germany's Public Health Institute has reported a record 487 deaths over 24 hours.

  • Officials said they had been expecting daily death to trend upwards following a steep rise in new infections recently.

  • We Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has said securing a vaccine for all European countries will be his top priority.

  • Portugal takes over the European Union's rotating presidency in January on media reports say Japan is planning to allow large numbers off overseas visitors to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics without mandatory vaccinations or quarantine.

  • But that's only if they submit negative covert test results on download tracking APS.

Britain has approved the coronavirus vaccine by Pharmaceutical Partners Fighter and by on tech becoming the first country in the world to do so.

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