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Second Vaccine for EU

The European Union's drug regulator has given the green light to Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Wall Street Journal reports. The European Commission still has to formalize the approval, the New York Times adds, noting that can take up to two days.

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Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.

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