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The UK has cleared the Oxford-AstraZeneca viral vectored COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
Link from the BBC.
There is a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel as the FDA clears the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine under an emergency use authorization! This is not full approval, but the vaccine has been determined to be safe and efficacious under independent review. As the vaccine is rolled out across the nation it will continue to monitored for rare side-effects.
On Dec. 9th, 2020, Canada became the first Western nation to approve a coronoavirus vaccine following independent review of the clinical trial data. While the United Kingdom approved the same Pfizer vaccine for use a week prior there was not an independent review of the company's clinical trial data.
Link to NYT article