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Pfizer Covid vaccine 90% effective to ‘help end the global health crises’

9th Nov 20 3:11 pm

Pfizer and BioNTech have developed a coronavirus vaccine which is 90% effective in preventing people from catching the virus.

Pfizer trialled 43,538 volunteers from six countries who received a placebo or two doses of the vaccine.

Within 28-days of receiving the coronavirus injection 90% of the participants were protected from the virus.

Dr Albert Bourla, Pfizer chairman and CEO said, “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.

“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.

“We look forward to sharing additional efficacy and safety data generated from thousands of participants in the coming weeks.

“I want to thank the thousands of people who volunteered to participate in the clinical trial, our academic collaborators and investigators at the study sites, and our colleagues and collaborators around the world who are dedicating their time to this crucial endeavour.

“We could not have come this far without the tremendous commitment of everyone involved.”

Pfizer developed the mRNA-based vaccine with BioNTech who are one of two leading researchers, which includes AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

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