France’s Macron Tests Positive; U.S. Reports First Allergic Reaction to Pfizer Vaccine: World Brief

Date: 2020-12-17 12:05:19

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WORLD NEWS: French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for Covid-19, his office said in statement Thursday. Macron was tested after showing mild symptoms of the disease and will isolate for seven days and continue to work, according to the statement. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3al4qNW

The first known allergic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine in the U.S. was reported in Alaska. A health-care worker with no history of allergies experienced shortness of breath 10 minutes after receiving a shot. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3mohioR

European authorities are pushing for a compressed approval timeline for the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech — that’s according to people familiar with the plan. The EU is pushing for speed after member countries’ leaders have struggled to explain why they’re still waiting for shots – a particular sore spot given that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was pioneered in Germany. MORE: https://bloom.bg/2LLF3uj

The U.K. and European Union are heading for a final battle over fishing rights as trade talks reach a climax, with officials cautiously predicting a deal within days. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3alMWB0

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