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Coronavirus Vaccine

New study shows Pfizer’s vaccine can prevent COVID-19 transmission

March 11th, 2021

Health officials involved in coronavirus vaccine clinical trials said that the drugs weren’t designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The goal was to prevent severe COVID-19 cases and deaths. Preventing infection would be a welcome side effect. That meant vaccinated individuals could potentially still get infected, and they could still infect others, even though …

Coronavirus Vaccine

Pfizer just made a fantastic announcement about its coronavirus vaccine

February 8th, 2021

Pfizer says that coronavirus vaccine output will be greatly improved as the company has increased manufacturing efficiency. The company has reduced the time it takes to manufacture a batch of COVID-19 vaccines to 60 days from the initial 110-day average. Pfizer has also increased output at its three US-based plants involved in the vaccine manufacturing …

Coronavirus Immunity

Study says Pfizer vaccine immunity is so strong, it might prevent COVID-19 transmission

January 19th, 2021

A study from Israel indicates that people who received the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine develop an immune response significantly stronger than COVID-19 survivors. These researchers think this sort of immunity might completely prevent COVID-19 transmission, although more data is needed to prove that’s the case. The goal of current COVID-19 vaccines is to prevent severe illness …

Coronavirus Mutation

Pfizer and BioNTech prove their COVID vaccine works on new mutations

January 8th, 2021

Pfizer and BioNTech announced they completed testing that shows the key mutation present on the UK and South African coronavirus strains would not create resistance to the vaccine. Researchers tested sera containing antibodies from 20 volunteers who received the vaccine during the Phase 3 trial and found that the coronavirus-specific proteins neutralized the key mutation. …

Coronavirus Vaccine

Inventor of the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine says his drug can end the pandemic

November 14th, 2020

The scientist behind the promising Pfizer coronavirus vaccine with more than 90% efficacy says the drug can end the pandemic. BioNTech CEO Uğur Şahin explained in an interview that the vaccine protection from symptomatic infections “will have a dramatic effect” on the health crisis. Several experts already explained that completely eradicating COVID-19 seems unlikely, but …

Coronavirus Vaccine

One leading coronavirus vaccine might be ready next month

September 9th, 2020

One of the most promising novel coronavirus vaccine candidates might complete the Phase 3 stage of clinical trials as soon as next month, and the companies behind it will seek immediate FDA approval if the drug is deemed safe and effective. It’s the BNT162b2 candidate from Pfizer and BioNTech that’s currently in Phase 3 trials …

Coronavirus Vaccine Update

This is the best news of the week about coronavirus vaccines

August 21st, 2020

In a significant coronavirus vaccine update, Pfizer and BioNTech announced additional details about their experimental drug that has just started Phase 2/3 testing. The two companies revealed critical results for a group of elderly volunteers who weren’t previously addressed. The elderly are most at risk of developing COVID-19 complications. Pfizer and BioNTech say that volunteers …