On Monday, drug manufacturer Pfizer described an early view of data from its COVID-19 vaccine shows that it is more than ninety percent effective, which is better than the proposed effectiveness.
Drugmaker Pfizer says early data from its Covid-19 vaccine shows it is more than 90% effective, a result that’s much better than expected https://t.co/u2jvgARMLx
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 9, 2020
Drugmaker Pfizer said that the Coronavirus vaccine, manufactured with the help of BioNTech (a German drug manufacturer), had shown that the effectiveness of the vaccine is higher than 90 percent at 7 days after the second dose, which demonstrates protection is attained in twenty-eight days as a person starts vaccination. Moreover, the vaccine needs 2 doses.
American Food & Drug Administration has described that it would expect a minimum of fifty percent efficacy from any COVID-19 vaccine.
On Monday morning, in an interview with a media outlet, CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Chief Medical Correspondent) and Albert Bourla (Pfizer CEO) called the Coronavirus vaccine as the biggest medical advance in the last 100 years of the world.
Biggest medical advance of the century
Bourla said that emotions are very high, and you can imagine how he felt as he heard about the outcomes yesterday at 02:00 pm. He continued that he thinks that likely based on effect, this will be the biggest medical advance in the previous hundred years.
He added that it is extraordinary, but it is arriving at the time when the world requires it the most. However, the U.S. is getting above 100,000 new cases regularly.
In a news conference, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer described that it decides to get emergency use approval from FDA (Food & Drug Administration) quickly as volunteers have been observed for 2 months after getting their 2nd dose of the Coronavirus vaccine.
The drug manufacturer said that it is expected that reaching by the 3rd week of November. Furthermore, Dr. Anthony Facui, in a text message to CNN, called the pharmaceutical giant’s outcomes as ‘extraordinarily good news.’
The NIH’s (National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases) director, said that he himself hadn’t seen the COVID-19 vaccine data, but he spoke to Pfizer CEO Sunday night.
The third phase of the Pfizer vaccine has registered 43,538 applicants since the 27th of July. Until Sunday, 38,955 volunteers have taken the 2nd dose of the Coronavirus vaccine. Moreover, the firm describes forty-two percent of international trial sites and thirty percent of the United States trial sites, including applicants of quickly and ethnically different backgrounds.