Thursday, November 12, 2020

What does Pfizer’s ‘90% effective’ COVID-19 vaccine actually mean?; 'Let's go ahead and approve it': Fauci says he will take Pfizer vaccine after FDA green light. and other C-Virus Updates

What does Pfizer’s ‘90% effective’ COVID-19 vaccine actually mean?
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate is touting an efficacy rate that’s far higher than the latest flu shot, according to company and federal data.
The vaccine is so far 90 percent effective, the company announced Monday — which is well above the typical efficacy of the seasonal flu shot, which was 29 percent effective in the 2018-2019 influenza season, according to the CDC.
In the 2015-2016 season, the flu vaccine was 48 percent effective, but that number steadily dropped to 40 percent in 2016-2017, 38 percent in 2017-2018 and 29 percent in 2018-2019, CDC data shows.
Preliminary numbers from the 2019-2020 flu season show the latest vaccine was 39 percent effective.
Those numbers mean only 39 percent of people who were vaccinated in 2019-2020 didn’t catch the flu. --->READ MORE HERE
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'Let's go ahead and approve it': Fauci says he will take Pfizer vaccine after FDA green light:
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he will take the coronavirus vaccine once it's approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force and a national expert on infectious diseases, said he trusts Pfizer, which announced Monday that its experimental vaccine is showing to be 90% effective in trials. The doctor encouraged the government to approve the vaccine once it's closely looked at to be secure.
"I trust Pfizer. I trust the FDA. These are colleagues of mine for decades, the career scientists," Fauci told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday. "If they look at this data and they say this data is solid, let’s go ahead and approve it ... I will take the vaccine, and I will recommend that my family take the vaccine." --->READ MORE HERE
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