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Russian Federation claims Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective against Covid-19

Dr John Ribchester from Whitstable Medical Practice Dr John Ribchester from Whitstable Medical Practice
Patty Aguilar | 12 November, 2020, 20:44

The company, which is developing the mRNA-based vaccine candidate mRNA-1273, said that it has seen a "significant" increase in the rate of COVID-19 case identification across its trial sites in the U.S. over the last week.

As part of Moderna's third phase study, the final and most large-scale stage of its vaccine development, 30,000 participants were at random given either the immunization or a placebo, according to the statement.

In other words, Pfizer would offer the vaccine to volunteers who might be able to obtain it outside the trial. The Pfizer vaccine candidate requires two shots several weeks apart.

No serious safety concerns have been observed among the company's 43,538 enrolled participants, Pfizer noted. Safety and additional efficacy data continue to be collected.

But the European Union is not waiting for USA emergency authorization to order the vaccine.

The NHS is gearing up to start delivering Covid vaccines
The NHS is gearing up to start delivering Covid vaccines

"In the wake of Monday's promising announcement by BioNTech and Pfizer on the prospects for their vaccine, I'm very happy to announce today's agreement with the European company BioNTech and Pfizer to purchase 300 million doses of the vaccine".

The Commission has made a deal with the leading United Kingdom vaccine made by AstraZeneca, which enables all European Union countries to purchase 300 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, with an option for further 100 million doses. As companies and regulators raced to start clinical trials in the summer, that question was left open.

"Through the Covax system, we have so far ensured the delivery of 1.8 million COVID-19 vaccine units for the end of this year and through the entire 2021. This is an ambitious goal but critical to halting this global pandemic", Bourla said. The American group and the German laboratory BioNTech have found a vaccine that is "90%" effective against Covid-19.

The U.S. government announced Wednesday it has reached a deal to gain access to at least 100 million doses of a Pfizer coronavirus vaccine candidate if it proves to be safe and effective. Share price would climb to $41.99, buoyed by Monday's report that Pfizer's vaccine was 90 percent effective against the novel coronavirus, before inching back down - as of the close of trading on Wednesday, it sits at $38.50.Bourla isn't the only Pfizer exec to cash in suspiciously on the vaccine news, either. Upon receipt of the first 100 million doses, the US will pay the drugmaker $1.95 billion. To meet those anticipated quantities and milestones, the companies have produced sufficient supply for their Phase 2/3 clinical trial and have begun to produce and stockpile their pandemic supply.

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