There’s a Lot We Don’t Know About the Promising Covid Vaccine

Experts celebrated the news that Pfizer’s vaccine could potentially prevent 90 percent of Covid-19 cases, but the road ahead is still very long and very uncertain.

Pfizer and BioNTech, a German biotechnology company, announced Monday that their coronavirus vaccine may be 90 percent effective at preventing Covid-19, according to early results. Although experts cautioned that more detailed results need to be released, they see it as a very promising development both for this vaccine and for other vaccines under development. It’s the first step in the monumentally complicated process of getting the population vaccinated—but only the first step. Manufacturing and distributing the vaccine will be just as challenging.

The two companies said in a press release that 94 participants in their phase 3 trial have had confirmed cases of Covid-19, but the vast majority of those confirmed cases happened among subjects receiving the placebo. These results have not been featured in a peer-reviewed publication, which is not especially surprising, since the trial is ongoing and the independent monitoring board may not have even shared all of the results with the companies yet. However, these scant details leave the vaccine-desperate public with a lot of unanswered questions. Read more at The New Republic.

Categories: Freelance Articles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 207 other followers

NBCC Member

%d bloggers like this: