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California Cases Surging; Canada Clears Vaccine: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The U.K.’s vaccination campaign hit a stumbling block after two people with allergies experienced reactions to the Pfizer shot. Canada’s health authorities approved the vaccine, while France and Germany battled worsening virus numbers despite weeks of curbs.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to make an additional sacrifice over the holidays to contain the coronavirus as the country’s soft shutdown fails to slow its spread.

California’s average rate of positive tests over 14 days reached 8.8%, the highest since the spring as cases surged to another record. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned Americans to avoid crowded indoor social gatherings.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases exceed 68 million; deaths top 1.55 millionU.S. Hot Spots: December smashes records as deaths near 300,000U.S. ranks No. 32 in vaccine buys, pledges to make up groundThe U.K. starts mammoth task vaccinating a nationBudget airlines will