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AstraZeneca (AZN) will make as many as 30 million doses of coronavirus vaccine available to the U.K. by September and has committed to delivering 100 million doses this year. And the U.K. will be the first country to get access to the vaccine should it be successful, Bloomberg News writes. The vaccine, which is being developed at the University of Oxford with $79 million of funding, is already being studied in humans and could reach late-stage trials by the middle of the year.

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