Here’s What to Know About Pfizer’s New COVID-19 Vaccine, Proved to Be 90% Effective After Phase III Study
By Fox Business // November 10, 2020
Cost: $39. vaccine requires two doses, three weeks apart
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(FOX BUSINESS) – Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech disclosed a game-changer in the fight against COVID-19.
The duo’s vaccine, known as BNT162b2, proved to be 90% effective after being tested on nearly 44,000 participants in its Phase III study. This is a significant milestone in the fight against a virus that has infected more than 50 million people around the globe, resulting in over 1.2 million deaths.
FOX Business takes a look at the key data points investors and consumers should know, as well as reactions from business and political leaders.
“Today is a great day for science and humanity. The first set of results from our Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19,” said Pfizer CEO and Chairman Dr. Albert Bourla, in a statement.
“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. With today’s news, we are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis.”