Pfizer study shows its COVID vaccine is more than 90% effective

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square

Pfizer said Monday that the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with BioNTech SE proved to be more than 90% effective in preventing new coronavirus infections in a study of thousands of volunteers.

“Today is a great day for science and humanity. The first set of results from our Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19,” Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We are reaching this critical milestone in our vaccine development program at a time when the world needs it most with infection rates setting new records, hospitals nearing over-capacity and economies struggling to reopen. With today’s news, we are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis.”

More than 10 millions Americans have contracted COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic and more than 230,000 U.S. residents have died with the disease.

Pfizer’s vaccine calls for two doses, and the company said “protection is achieved 28 days after the initiation of the vaccination.”

The phase 3 study enrolled 43,538 participants, with 42% having diverse backgrounds, according to the company. No serious safety concerns have been observed, Pfizer said.

The study is ongoing, and if Pfizer continues to see similar results, it could apply for emergency use authorization with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as early as this month.

Bourla said Pfizer expects to have 50 million doses produces this year and an additional 1.3 billion next year.

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4 thoughts on “Pfizer study shows its COVID vaccine is more than 90% effective

  1. Did anyone else notice the near lack of interest CNN, MSNBC and other left leaning media showed in the Covid-19 vaccine break through and the stock market going up more than 1,700 this morning?

    A huge breaking news item and its nearly ignored by CNN, MSNBC and left media……….How can that be?

    Every day for the past several months, the left leaning media have filled America’s TV screens and newspaper pages with Covid-19 stories along with the terrible job Trump has done in managing the virus and protecting American lives. But when important positive news occurs on the vaccine, the media is nearly silent…….Again, how can that be?

    How can that be?……….Here’s how it can be……..This country has a left leaning and biased media. A media more interested in peddling its political point of view instead of the legitimate news. A media that with a straight face tells the American people that burning down and looting our cities are peaceful protests. A media that receives failing grades on its performance in poll after poll. A media that the American people have little trust in. A media that must believe the American people are morons.

    TrueNorthReports does not have the massive resources to be found at CNN and MSNBC, yet it has been able properly report the vaccine news………Now, how are the other Vermont on-line news sites doing on report the vaccine news?

    • Hear, hear, Peter.

      I have been sending my write ups to about 50 in the VT Media.

      Never a word in return.

      The silence is embarrassingly deafening.

      Are these people Vermonters, or what?

  2. Russia also has a COVID vaccine 90-plus-percent effective.
    It has been tested on tens of thousands of Moscow residents over the past few months.

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