Big News! First COVID-19 vaccine offers 90% protection
The COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, a preliminary analysis shows.
Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries, and so far, no safety concerns have been raised. The companies plan to apply for emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month.
Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc said, "The vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis."
"The results demonstrate that our mRNA-based vaccine can help prevent COVID-19 in the majority of people who receive it. This means we are one step closer to potentially providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global pandemic," he added.