Covid vaccine: Single dose Covid vaccine 66% effective
Covid vaccine: Single dose Covid vaccine 66% effective
Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine could be 85% effective, available next month
31 January, 2021, 08:31
"So we're able to get a lot more immune response than a typical single shot", he said. The two vaccines showed an efficacy of around 95% in trials conducted primarily in the USA before the new virus versions were identified in other countries.
Pfizer and BioNTech also said earlier this month that early findings showed that their vaccine will likely be effective against the new variants of the coronavirus.
"These topline results with a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine candidate represent a promising moment", said a statement by Dr. Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson.
Crucially, it looked at giving just one dose of the vaccine, which makes it significantly easier to roll out than those requiring two.
South Africa plans to vaccinate more than 40 million people, or 67% of its population, in order to achieve "herd immunity" that would assist in slowing down the pandemic, the minister said.
The company says it plans to apply to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization to distribute the vaccine.
Nevertheless, Fauci said the decreased efficacy rates underscore the need to follow variants closely, and to accelerate vaccination efforts before new, and even more risky, mutations arise.
"This is not the case yet ... but I think it's a very high likelihood that one day that will happen", Bourla said at the World Economic Forum.
"We knew that to a certain extent, but it's also better and very confirming that we can see that now in the clinic", Stoffels said in an interview.
The Phase 3 clinical trials included about 44,000 participants in the U.S., Latin America and South Africa.
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However the vaccine was just 57% effective in the South African part of the trial, where a new version of the coronavirus is spreading.
Another highly transmissible variant first discovered in the United Kingdom and now in more than half of U.S. states has been less able to evade vaccine efficacy than its South African counterpart.
The U.S. government has preordered about 100 million doses, but Johnson & Johnson only expects to have fewer than 10 million doses available for February.
Germany's decision contradicts the United Kingdom government's move to administer doses to people over 65.
The vaccine was one of six candidates backed by a USA government project formerly known as Operation Warp Speed, which has provided the company with US$1.75 billion (S$2.33 billion).
The safety profile of Janssen's Covid-19 vaccine was deemed to be consistent with other products developed using the J&J subsidiary's AdVac technology, including its Ebola vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson's data still needs to undergo review by the FDA.
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Invoking Article 16 results in overriding part of the Brexit deal that allow free-flow of good across the Irish border. The vaccine producer AstraZeneca has been in dispute about the company's delivery commitments to the EU.
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Especially when Apple, for one, started investigating this technology as far back as 2011 and could still beat Xiaomi to market. The technology can help users charge their electronic devices remotely without any cables or wireless charging stands.
The world's largest-long haul carrier also operated 10 flights a week to Manchester, and daily flights to Birmingham and Glasgow. For comparison, the second busiest global route was between Cairo, Egypt and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with over 154,000 seats.
She said: "Border Force have given me examples where even at St Pancras [in London] people have been turning up with their skis. The government needs to focus on keeping the virus under control and continuing the fastest vaccine rollout in Europe, he said.
Alberta reported 8,041 active cases Thursday, with 591 people in hospital - 112 of them in intensive care. There have been 37 cases of a variant from South Africa found in Alberta.
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