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Monday November 9th, 2020 evening edition

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Pfizer said they expect to supply globally up to 50m vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3bn doses in 2021.

Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

“It is a relief to see such positive results on this vaccine and bodes well for Covid-19 vaccines in general.

Pfizer/BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine, which uses the genetic code rather than any part of the virus itself, has been one of the leaders in the global vaccine race.

The phase 3 trials have involved more than 43,000 people and are intended to establish whether the vaccine works.

The companies have a $1.95bn (£1.5bn) contract with the US government to deliver 100m vaccine doses beginning this year.

Low-income countries could face problems, however, because the vaccine needs ultra-cold chain; it must be stored at -70C. »

Pence breaks silence to take credit for Pfizer vaccine - and drugs company immediately denies Trump involved

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Pfizer announced on Monday morning that their Covid-19 vaccine was 90 per cent effective, in early trials.

Nikki Haley, Mr Trump’s former UN ambassador, also claimed that the Pfizer work was down to Mr Trump, saying: “Many thanks”.

Dr Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer’s head of vaccine development, told the New York Times: “We were never part of the Warp Speed ... »

Chris Nikic becomes first person with Down's syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon

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A 21-year-old triathlete from Florida has become the first person with Down's syndrome to finish an Ironman event - swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running a 26.2-mile marathon.

"You have shattered barriers while proving without a doubt that anything is possible," the official Ironman account tweeted.

While helping with his laces moments before his run, Nik Nikic told his son he was "almost an Ironman". »

Gunpowder Milkshake: Exclusive Images Of Karen Gillan's Assassin Thriller

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And Gunpowder Milkshake certainly aims to stomp on the idea, featuring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino.

Empire has three exclusive images to premiere, including the one above featuring Gillan and My Spy's Chloe Coleman.

With a cast also featuring Paul Giamatti, Ralph Ineson and Freya Allan, Gunpowder Milkshake will be out next year via Studiocanal. »

Man featured at Giuliani press conference is a convicted sex offender

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| M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Man featured at Giuliani press conference is a convicted sex offender.

The first person Rudy Giuliani, the attorney for President Donald Trump, called up as a witness to baseless allegations of vote counting shenanigans in Philadelphia during a press conference last week is a sex offender who for years has been a perennial candidate in New Jersey.

This is a democracy,” Daryl Brooks, who said he was a GOP poll watcher, said at the press conference, held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Northeast Philadelphia. »