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Biden says vaccine approval process must be guided by science

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is seen making remarks on his plan to fight COVID-19 on television monitors from the White House Briefing Room, in Washington

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said a coronavirus vaccine approval process must be guided by science so the public can have confidence it is safe and effective, warning that the United States is still facing a very dark winter and that a vaccine likely won’t be available for months.

“I implore you, wear a mask. Do it for yourself. Do it for your neighbor. A mask is not a political statement,” Biden said, adding that he would spare no effort to turn the pandemic around once he is sworn in.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis in Wilmington, Delaware; Writing by Daphne Psaledakis, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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