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People not wearing masks indoors has led to widespread COVID transmission in US, says Dr Tom Frieden

Could it be the beginning of the end of the COVID pandemic? That is the question on everyone's mind as the United Kingdom completes one week of its inoculation drive.

Could it be the beginning of the end of the COVID pandemic? That is the question on everyone's mind as the United Kingdom completes one week of its inoculation drive. News of vaccinations are not just limited to the one country.
Canada has granted approval to the Pfizer vaccine with the country ready to administer 30,000 doses in the coming weeks. In the Middle East, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have also approved the Pfizer vaccine for use.
In the United States, the FDA's expert panel has also recommended the use of the Pfizer vaccine. For context this is not an official approval.
US President-elect Joe Biden has announced his health team led by Secretary Xavier Becerra.
Biden has promised to deliver a 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office. He has also asked all Americans to wear masks during this period.
So fighting COVID-19 will be priority number one for Joe Biden when he begins his term in January. The US has seen more than 2,93,000 deaths due to the coronavirus.
So, what's going to be the best strategy for Joe Biden to fight the outbreak and ensure economic recovery? To discuss this, Parikshit Luthra spoke to Dr Tom Frieden, former director of US CDC.
Also watch Parikshit Luthra in conversation with Crispin Simon, ex-UK trade commissioner South Asia region and Jacob Kirkegaard, senior economist at PIIE where the discussed the implications of no-deal Brexit.
Watch video for more.