British regulators said people with a history of serious allergic reactions should not receive the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Regulators revealed two reports of possible allergic reactions from people who received the shot on the first day of the country’s mass coronavirus vaccination program . “We’re looking at two case reports of allergic reactions,” Dr. June Raine, head of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), told a parliamentary committee. “We know from the very extensive clinical trials that this wasn’t a feature.” National Health Service (NHS) medical director Stephen Powis said both patients were recovering well and that it was standard practice to receive updated advice from the MHRA. The MHRA will continue to monitor people who received the vaccine, which trials have proven to be highly effective in preventing COVID-19, the respiratory disease linked to the novel coronavirus. DW has an overview of the latest major developments around the world. Europe Germany saw a new record number of daily deaths on Wednesday after 590 deaths were recorded in 24 hours. The number of cases rose by 20,815 — around 3,500 more than the same time the previous week — bringing the total number of infections to 1,218,524 since the… Read full this story
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