Latest worldwide developments on the spread of the coronavirus (April 2)

The United States may not need AstraZeneca’s vaccine, even if it wins U.S. regulatory approval, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci said on Thursday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Europe, criticized by the World Health Organization over its slow rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19, is scrambling to speed up the pace of injections to avoid being left further behind by Britain and the United States.

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* More than 70 British lawmakers have signaled their opposition to introducing so-called vaccine passports that the government is considering bringing in to help open the economy as it starts lifting restrictions.

* New restrictions in France will impact economic growth in 2021, but it is too early to say how much, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire . . .

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