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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)

U.K. to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca shot

People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said Friday. It said the change would not affect the goal of giving all U.K. adults at least one vaccine dose by July.

A vial and syringes of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh temple, in Luton, England, on March 21, 2021. (Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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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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