Recommendation for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine comes after the US recorded over 3,000 daily deaths.

Russia has reported a record rise in daily Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic – and for the first time the daily death toll has exceeded 600.
Over the past 24 hours, 613 coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed, up from 562 deaths reported on the previous day, the country’s Moscow-based coronavirus headquarters said on its Telegram account on 11 December.
Russia’s total Covid-19 death toll now stands at 45,893.
A total of 28,585 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours, up from 27,927 reported yesterday, with the highest numbers in the capital Moscow (7,215), St Petersburg (3,779) and Moscow Region (1,370).
The number of active cases currently stands at 491,978.
Overall, Russia has officially recorded 2,597,711 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to Russia’s coronavirus headquarters, a total of 2,059,840 people have recovered from the illness.