At last!!! It looks like a COVID vaccine is on the horizon that will change the world.
Pfizer just released incredible data— preliminary though it is— showing they’ve developed a vaccine that is MORE THAN 90% EFFECTIVE IN PREVENTING CORONA VIRUS INFECTIONS. That level of protection matches the effectiveness of the measles vaccine, which has effectively wiped out that disease.
Scientists were warning a vaccine might only be 55% effective…. maybe slightly higher, but they haven’t had percentages like this before in the various trials.
The stock market in America reacted in spectacular fashion…. futures are up 1500 points, and it makes sense— the pandemic has wiped out our economy, and this is the light at the end of the tunnel. Pfizer’s CEO called the results a “great day for science and humanity”.
The vaccine requires 2 doses, and the protection kicks in 28 days after the initial dose. As for the size of the trial— pretty impressive. Pfizer says that by the end of the year it should have enough doses to immunize 15 million to 20 million people. The news can’t come fast enough as 1.2 million people have died worldwide have died from COVID — 240,000 in the US alone.