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PM says vaccine will overcome COVID-19 but only gradually

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson watches as nurse Rebecca Cathersides administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Lyn Wheeler at Guy's Hospital in London, Britain December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine would help the country overcome the virus but it would be a long process before it was totally defeated.

“It will gradually make a huge, huge difference. But I stress gradually, because we’re not there yet. We haven’t defeated this virus yet,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson told UK media on Tuesday.

Reporting by Sarah Young and Alistair Smout

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