Coronavirus: UK’s Johnson says still too early to rely on COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective. (Supplied)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain was ready to roll out a mass COVID-19 vaccination program but it was too early to rely on a vaccine as a solution to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“I must stress that these are very, very early days, and we’ve talked for a long time, right about the distant bugle of the scientific cavalry coming over the brow of the hill,” Johnson told a media conference after Pfizer said its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90 percent effective.

“I can tell you that tonight that today that toot, that bugle is louder, but it’s still some way off. We absolutely cannot rely on this news, as a solution.”

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Last Update: Monday, 09 November 2020 KSA 21:32 - GMT 18:32
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