World marks a milestone with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

December 15, 2020

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A nurse is shown from behind in a close-up photograph showing a syringe and she prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 15, 2020.

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From Canada to the UK and the US, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has crossed a major milestone in being deployed in public COVID-19 vaccine programs. But lots of other vaccine efforts are in the works around the globe, with greater and lesser success. And, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on winning the US election. He was one of the last world leaders to acknowledge Biden's victory. Also, a 100-year-old Christmas tree could be the oldest artificial tree in the United Kingdom.


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