Headline RoundupNovember 18th, 2020

Perspectives: Moderna and Pfizer Announce Progress on COVID-19 Vaccines

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer have both announced COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines that are reportedly about 95% effective. Both companies will soon apply for an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Most voices reacting to the news came from left- and center-rated outlets. Voices in left-rated outlets tended to be more cautious about the new vaccines, arguing that they would not offer a quick end to the pandemic by themselves. Voices in some right-rated outlets were more celebratory and credited the Trump administration.

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