Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer asked the US government for “emergency approval” of its CoVID vaccine Friday, meaning the 94% effective treatment could be administered to Americans within weeks.
“Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic — but not until after a long, hard winter,” reports the Associated Press.
“Our work to deliver a safe and effective vaccine has never been more urgent,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said in a statement.
“Help is on the way,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “We need to actually double down on the public health measures as we’re waiting for that help to come.”
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BREAKING NOW: Pfizer Says Their CoVID-19 Vaccine Likely 90%+ Effective in Stopping the Disease
Researchers at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer believe their possible CoVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective in stopping the disease; saying the medical breakthrough is a “great day for humanity.”
“Pfizer Inc PFE.N said on Monday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective, a major victory in the fight against a pandemic that has killed more than a million people, battered the world’s economy and upended daily life,” reports Reuters.
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 9, 2020
“Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE BNTX.O are the first drugmakers to release successful data from a large-scale clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine. The companies said they have so far found no serious safety concerns and expect to seek U.S. authorization this month for emergency use of the vaccine,” adds the agency.
“Today is a great day for science and humanity,” Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s chairman and chief executive, said.
“We are reaching this critical milestone in our vaccine development program at a time when the world needs it most with infection rates setting new records, hospitals nearing over-capacity and economies struggling to reopen,” he added.
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END IN SIGHT? Pfizer Says Vaccine 95% Effective, Will Seek ‘Emergency Authorization’ Within Days
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Wednesday that it’s CoVID-19 vaccine trial showed the treatment to be 95% effective; saying the company plans to file an emergency authorization request within days.
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) November 18, 2020
“Within days, we plan to submit a request to the @US_FDA for an EUA based on the totality of safety and efficacy data collected, as well as manufacturing data relating to the quality and consistency of the vaccine candidate,” Pfizer tweeted. “We also plan to submit the efficacy and safety data from the study for peer-review in a scientific journal once analysis of the data is completed.”
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