Pfizer Vaccine Results Looks Positive

Cautiously hopeful.

Pfizer announced Monday that a COVID-19 vaccine developed with its partner, BioNTech, has proved to be more than 90% effective and that it plans to ask regulators for permission to sell the shot before the end of this month if pending data shows it is safe.

“Hopefully now we can move on and get this vaccine out there and make sure it’s doing what it’s supposed to do and stop” the virus, said Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer’s head of vaccine research and development, reports The Wall Street Journal.

According to Pfizer, the vaccine proved to be more than 90% effective in the first 94 subjects who had both been infected by coronavirus and had developed at least one of the disease’s symptoms, according to the companies. The companies say no serious safety issues have come up in its study, which includes almost 44,000 subjects in the United States and in other countries.

However, health regulators say it will take some time to review the vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration requires that safety assessments include at least two months of monitoring for half of the study’s subjects.

6 Responses to Pfizer Vaccine Results Looks Positive

  1. Avatar Pat says:

    Trump’s attempting to take credit but, Pfizer/BioNTech was not part of operation warp speed and accepted no government money. BioNTech, is a German company founded by Turkish immigrants! If Germany had done a Muslim ban as Trump suggested, there would have been no vaccine right now.

  2. Avatar Mar says:

    Gee, Pat, you are as much a hater as mass murderer Gov. Cuomo: “The bad news is that it’s about two months before Joe Biden takes over, and this means [the Trump] administration is going to be implementing a vaccine plan,” Cuomo said.
    https://nypost.com/2020/11/09/cuomo-emerges-as-stumbling-block-to-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-rollout/
    And Pat, the tests are being done in the US and regulated by the FDA.
    Plus,even if Pfizer didn’t come up with vaccine other companies have stepped up.

  3. Avatar Pat says:

    Gee Marbles, you must have mistakenly read that I gave Biden credit. I give 100% credit to Pfizer/BioNTech for the vaccine.

  4. Avatar Pat says:

    “ And Pat, the tests are being done in the US and regulated by the FDA.”

    No, Marbles, the tests were done globally.
    Approximately 42% of global participants and 30% of U.S. participants have racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201109005539/en/

  5. Avatar MjM says:

    Pasty stammers: “Trump’s attempting to take credit but, Pfizer/BioNTech was not part of operation warp speed ”

    “NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced the execution of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense to meet the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed program goal to begin delivering 300 million doses of a vaccine for COVID-19 in 2021. Under the agreement, the U.S. government will receive 100 million doses of BNT162, the COVID-19 vaccine candidate jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, after Pfizer successfully manufactures and obtains approval or emergency use authorization from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “We’ve been committed to making the impossible possible by working tirelessly to develop and produce in record time a safe and effective vaccine to help bring an end to this global health crisis,” said Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO. “We made the early decision to begin clinical work and large-scale manufacturing at our own risk to ensure that product would be available immediately if our clinical trials prove successful and an Emergency Use Authorization is granted. We are honored to be a part of this effort to provide Americans access to protection from this deadly virus.” “ – Businesswire, July 22, 2020 07:10 AM

  6. Avatar Tuerqas says:

    Gee Marbles, you must have mistakenly read that I gave Biden credit. I give 100% credit to Pfizer/BioNTech for the vaccine.

    And yet most liberals everywhere have blamed the Trump administration for having no plan to fight Covid.  I would bet Biden got elected because of that damning cry.  Yet here we are less than a week since Biden’s election hearing about how close we are to a vaccine being created by the people who have been responsible for every other vaccine created, the private Pharmaceutical Companies.

    Interesting story, I had a doctor appt this morning.  My Dr. has a relation that works for Pfizer.  He said there are doses already sitting in warehouses in Michigan waiting for approval.  He thinks we won’t see it for another 2 years because approvals take so long.  The Sars vaccine was first available about 2 years after it ran its course.

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