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Dec. 2 Coronavirus updates: U.S. reports largest number of deaths since June

December 2 news about the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. reported 2,380 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the country's largest number since June 26.
Image: Christmas lights are reflected on a ballon as a child wears a face mask to protect against coronavirus at the Johannesburg Zoo's Festival of Lights
Christmas lights are reflected on a balloon as a child wears a face mask at the Johannesburg Zoo's Festival of Lights on Tuesday in South Africa.Denis Farrell / AP

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The United Kingdom on Wednesday became the first country to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a huge symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic.

The vaccine has been authorized far quicker than any other in history, its lightning development outpacing the 15-20 years it usually takes to develop these types of medicines.

The first inoculations are set to be rolled out next week, the government said.

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