The First Covid-19 is Approved in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday. This means that Americans will soon begin to be vaccinated against the virus that has claimed over 294,700 lives stateside so far.

Here’s a few stories to get you caught up on the vaccine:

The Pfizer Vaccine is Likely To Be Approved

The Deaths During Pfizer’s Trial Are Not Vaccine-Related

What to Know About Allergic Reactions to Pfizer’s Vaccine

Decoding Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Ingredients



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Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that