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8.44pm GMT

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer (working with its German partner BioNTech) has announced its vaccine may be 90% effective against Covid (based on early results and a small sample) with no serious side effects.

Pfizer is claiming it could have 50m doses by the end of the year, and 1.3bn by the end of next year.

I hate to rain on the parade but this is a commercial release.

The race is here to have a first mover advantage in the marketplace.

8.35pm GMT

South Australia is considering unrestricted travel with Victoria by the end of the month.

Yesterday, Victoria chalked up its 10th day of no known transmission of the virus – with testing still in the double digits.

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U.S. plans sanctions on Iranians for violence against protesters -sources

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By Humeyra Pamuk, Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The United States is expected to impose sanctions as early as next week on Iranians involved in a violent crackdown against anti-government demonstrations in Iran a year ago, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. […]