Before any vaccine is permitted in the US, it must be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, which requires study in thousands of people.
Data on a vaccine made by U.S. company Moderna also suggests almost 95% protection.
There is no internationally-approved vaccine to prevent the disease. The company said 45% of USA trial participants are 56-85 years old. Its early data suggests the shots are as strong as Pfizer's, and that company expects to also seek emergency authorization within weeks.
As of November 13, 41,135 participants have received a second dose of the vaccine.
"Similarly, we will do the same with respect to the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available". But 162 of those were folks who had received the placebo, meaning only eight subjects who had received the actual vaccine contracted the virus. It took 15 years to develop a vaccine for human papilloma virus, which can cause six kinds of cancer. Manufacturing an mRNA vaccine rather than a protein vaccine can save months, if not years. When the mRNA enters our cells, it begins to spew copies of the coronavirus' spike protein.
There are important differences between the two vaccines.
The vaccine must be stored at -70 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures much colder than those of a standard freezer. However, Moderna's vaccine can also be kept refrigerated up to 30 days and at room temperature for up to 12 hours making ease of storage and use for doctor's offices, clinics and pharmacies, more attractive. So far, the side effects are reportedly only mild to moderate, with pain mostly around the injection site, as well as the presence of fatigue and aching muscles for about a day or two.
When will it be available?
An emergency authorization expedites the usual approval process through the FDA. If the EUA approval is granted swiftly, the Pfizer vaccine rollout may begin before the end of the year.
Front-line medical workers and elderly residents of nursing homes would probably be among the first to be inoculated.
Other vaccines are in late testing stages in China and Russian Federation.
Cases have also been soaring over the past week, reaching record daily highs.
Pfizer is formally asking federal authorities to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
And the latest wave of the pandemic is hitting many regions harder than the first that swept the globe after the virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late a year ago. Unfortunately, once again, hospitals are being overwhelmed, some cities and states are reinstating lockdowns, restricting gatherings, closing schools and even discouraging holiday celebrations. Under the regular vaccine approval process, the FDA would collect the results of a company's quality testing as well as samples that the agency could test itself to ensure they meet USA standards before doses are released to the public.
The 24-year-old Moscovite completed a flawless group stage on Friday with a 6-3 6-3 defeat of Diego Schwartzman . The ATP Finals could play the duel between Nadal and Medvedev at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.
In other words, the 9th and 10th seeds will have to win two consecutive games on the road to sneak in past them. The All-Star break will take place in March and there is no word yet whether there will be an All-Star Game.
Premier Steven Marshall said 19,000 coronavirus tests had been conducted on Friday - up from the usual 2000 or 3000. The Parafield cluster now spans 26 cases and more than 5400 contacts are in isolation.
The Canadian pop pair have shared " Monster ", which you can hear below. "He completely inspired me to start singing". This is the human experience, "Mendes said". "This guy thinks he can beat me in hockey", quipped Bieber .
He faces multiple charges, including intentional homicide, reckless endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm. The 17-year-old was eventually taken into custody where he was being held at the Kenosha County Jail .
However, Israel sees the movement as a threat to its state that seeks to strategically damage its security and economy. But Palestinians and much of the world regard those settlements as illegal under global law.
Right now Messi is a Barcelona player and the transfer market is in June and July. "That is the only thing in our mind". In the academy as a football player and after as a manager it gave me absolutely everything.
The terrorists killed in the encounter on Thursday came in a truck in which it was written, 'death keeps no calendar. It's possible that they were targeting the District Development Council (DDC ) elections.
Wipeout contestant dies while filming TV show
Production was paused Thursday and Friday, and the show was heading into a preplanned week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. There are said to be precautions and safeguards on set including medical exams to every contestant before they compete.
Brazil beat Uruguay as Cavani sent off
The top four teams will qualify automatically but the fifth-placed team will enter an inter-regional play-off. However, the sensation team of the hour is Ecuador , which outclassed Colombia 6-1 (4-1) on matchday four.
Rockstar Teasing New Grand Theft Auto Online Content
News of the online expansion comes after Rockstar announced that GTAV's re-release in 2021 would be " expanded and enhanced ". The update will introduce new ways to approach Heists, playing the whole thing solo or with up to three crewmates.
Saints place Brees on injured reserve
A Pro Bowler in 2015, Winston has completed 2,559 passes for 19,812 yards and 121 touchdowns with 88 interceptions in his career. The undrafted 30-year-old did serve as a quarterback during his five-year college career at Brigham Young University, however.
Australian Open organisers confronted by new challenges
Horacio and I will have to quarantine there, but at least we can train during confinement", Marcel Granollers said in London . Victorian premier Daniel Andrews expects the 2021 Australian Open to be held in a "bubble" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Azerbaijani army enters territory ceded by Armenian forces
David Tonoyan, who was replaced as defence minister on Friday, said in a statement that he hoped the move will help ease tensions. In a televised address, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev called Armenians who destroyed property as they fled a "wild enemy".