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A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee is meeting Thursday to consider whether the agency should authorize emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) that appeared to be highly efficacious in a Phase 3 clinical trial, STAT notes. If the panel recommends emergency use, and if the FDA follows the advice, the rollout of Covid-19 vaccine will begin within a few days in the U.S. Earlier this week, the U.K. started using the vaccine and Canada’s drug regulator approved emergency use. (Live updates will be here.)

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