Pfizer CEO calls Covid vaccine a ‘great day for humanity’ and a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ – CLICK HERE
Biden Warns of ‘Dark Winter’ Ahead With Covid, Urges Mask-Wearing – CLICK HERE
What don’t we know yet? (from WSJ) The effectiveness data announced by Pfizer and BioNTech was positive but preliminary. It left many unknowns beyond whether the vaccine is safe to take. The analysis took place too soon for researchers to figure how long the protection conferred by the vaccine will last; the data only looked how well the vaccine worked seven days after subjects got a second shot. “What will be the protective efficacy over time?” Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s vaccine-research group. “Is this going to be a handful of months, like the flu vaccine? Is it going to be like measles or smallpox where it’s lifelong immunity?” It also is unclear whether the vaccine worked at protecting against severe Covid-19 disease. Nor is it clear whether the vaccine worked in all the different populations that would be in line to get one, including the elderly, children and various racial and ethnic groups. Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to release additional data later.
Official announcement by the FDA on Eli Lilly monoclonal antibody treatment: CLICK HERE