Preliminary results from a late trial of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine candidate represent a “landmark” in the battle to turn back COVID-19. Questions remain, however, about the amount of protection it will offer and how long it will last. (Nature)

President-elect Joe Biden announced the members of his COVID-19 task force, a list that includes prominent medical professionals, public-health leaders and academics. Among the people named were former U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy and former FDA commissioner David Kessler. (STAT)

The United States has become the first country to surpass 10 million COVID-19 infections, according to Reuters analysis. The number of global infections passed the 50 million mark on the same day. (Reuters)

ViiV Healthcare reported that its long-acting HIV PrEP injectable cabotegravir outperformed Gilead Sciences’ Truvada in an analysis conducted through the HIV Prevention Trial Network. The company expects an updated approval decision from the FDA early in 2021. (Endpoints News)

Utah governor Gary Herbert has enacted a statewide mask mandate as part of attempts to beat back a surge in coronavirus infection. The order went into effect on Monday and will last until at least November 23. (Associated Press)