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UK could get 40m Covid vaccine jabs by New Year as Pfizer begins roll-out – Telegraph.co.uk

Vaccine developed by pharma giant is undergoing clinical trials and British patients could be inoculated by start of 2021

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Covid: Tougher restriction begin for millions in England and Wales – BBC News

Greater Manchester moves to England’s highest alert, while Wales begins a 17-day lockdown later.

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image captionTime, please: Manchester bars shut for 28 days at 10pm on Thursday ahead of new restrictions
Stricter coronavirus rules are coming into force for nearly six million people in Britain on Friday.
Greater Manchester’s population of 2.8 million joined Liverpool City Region and Lancashire in England’s highest tier of restrictions at midnight.
And at 18:00 BST, the 3.1 million people in Wales will go into
a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown.
The UK recorded another…

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Oxford Uni & AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine ‘works perfectly’ & builds strong immunity, study says – The Sun

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THE coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca works perfectly and builds strong immunity, a study has said.
The team at the prestigious university are thought to be the frontrunners in the race to produce a safe vaccine.
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In early trials it has been shown to safely trigger an immune response in volunteers, according to…

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UK insurers warn against go-ahead for self-driving cars on motorways – The Guardian

Government plans set to start in 2021 risk lives and are ‘hugely wrong’, experts say

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Plans for cars to drive themselves on UK motorways as soon as 2021 are unlikely to go ahead after insurers warned government proposals were risking lives and hugely wrong.
Cars with the technology to keep in lane, accelerate and brake automatically will be on the road next year, and ministers had proposed that drivers could relinquish control to their vehicles at speeds of up to 70mph on motorways.
However, the Association of British Insurers and the independent Thatcham Research institute have…

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