EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine as fears mount over virus variants

Europe's drug regulator gave the green light to Moderna Inc's Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, the second shot it has approved, as authorities accelerate inoculation efforts amid fears about more infectious variants of the coronavirus. Vaccinating the European Union's 450 million people could be crucial to ending a pandemic that has killed almost 1.

9 million people globally. The approval comes as countries are racing to contain two variants found in South Africa and Britain that are more transmissible and have driven a surge.

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