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WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine

The World Health Organization on Friday gave its authorization for emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines.

A doctor shows a vial of China's Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 before giving shots to healthworkers at a public hospital in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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