Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine 90% effective; Biden picks Covid task force

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Stock futures surged 1,500 points after Pfizer and BioNTech announced trial data indicating their Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective. Dow futures were up about 400 points before the vaccine news, continuing a post-election rally as Democrat Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race, according to NBC projections. President-elect Biden also announced the members of his coronavirus task force on Monday.

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 50.5 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 1.25 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 9.97 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 237,584