Another coronavirus vaccine takes many of the headlines in Tuesday’s papers with US drug company Moderna saying their jab is 94.5% effective.
The Times leads with reports the UK has purchased five million doses of the vaccine which is considered the “most promising”, while adding large-scale production is not expected in Europe until next April.
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The Guardian writes about a “scramble for vaccines”, saying Britain initially opted not to buy the Moderna vaccine but has since “scrambled to secure five million doses”.
Guardian front page, Tuesday 17 November 2020: UK scrambles to buy 5m doses of coronavirus breakthrough drug pic.twitter.com/GEUN8Lhb84
— The Guardian (@guardian) November 17, 2020
Metro reports Britain is “back of the queue” for the treatment as the i says there is “new hope” in the fight against the pandemic, a story which also leads The Independent.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) November 16, 2020
— i newspaper (@theipaper) November 16, 2020
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Moderna’s jab leads the Financial Times, with the paper reporting the company is looking for “fast-track approval” from authorities in the US, while the Daily Star pokes fun at the Government over what it calls a “pre-order shambles”.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) November 16, 2020
— Daily Star (@dailystar) November 16, 2020
Coronavirus leads The Daily Telegraph, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock says lockdown in England could continue beyond December 2.
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 16, 2020
While the promise of rapid tests for care home visitors leads the DailyMirror and DailyMail.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 16, 2020
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) November 16, 2020
And the Daily Express writes about a woman who is facing eviction from her care home following what the paper calls an “unauthorised window visit” by her daughter.