BFF-23 Pfizer-BioNTech say their Covid vaccine works against UK, SAfrica variants

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Pfizer-BioNTech say their Covid vaccine works against UK, SAfrica variants

PARIS, Jan 28, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Pfizer and BioNTech, makers of a Covid-19 vaccine, said on Thursday that their product is effective against coronavirus variants that have emerged in Britain and South Africa.

In a statement, the two companies said the “small differences” detected in tests comparing the original virus and the recent versions “are unlikely to lead to a significant reduction in the effectiveness of the vaccine”.

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