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WHO expert group recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine

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GENEVA – Independent experts advising the World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine even in countries that turned up worrying coronavirus variants in their populations.

There had been doubts about the vaccine's effectiveness against a variant that emerged in South Africa. The advice is used by health care officials worldwide, but doesn't amount to a WHO green light for the U.N.

and its partners to ship the vaccine. That approval could come after separate WHO group meetings on Friday and Monday to assess whether an emergency-use listing for the AstraZeneca vaccine is warranted.

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