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A 3rd coronavirus vaccine works

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Another Monday, another batch of vaccine results. This time: AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford shared that their coronavirus vaccine was 70% effective on average. That comes on the heels of Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and Moderna both sharing last week that their coronavirus vaccines were 95% and 94.5% effective, respectively. Moncef Slaoui, the scientific head of Operation Warp Speed, is anticipating things will move quickly from here. He s...
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'The cavalry is on the way': Fauci says Americans should 'double down' on COVID-19 precautions as we reach the final stretch before the first vaccines

GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images This month, Moderna, BioNTech, and Pfizer all announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidates had passed phase 3 testing.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, said that Americans should take the breakthroughs as more reason to combat "COVID fatigue," at The New York Times DealBook conference Tuesday.  "The cavalry is on the way," Fauci said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director o...
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Morgan Stanley predicts it will take 4 to 9 months to vaccinate the rest of the US after first responders and vulnerable people

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Two COVID-19 vaccines, one made by Moderna, another by Pfizer and BioNTech, announced promising results from their Phase 3 trials this week.  Moderna announced that its vaccine was 94.5% effective on Monday, and Pfizer/BioNTech announced that their vaccine was 95% effective on Wednesday.  Assuming that one or both of the vaccines receive emergency approval from the FDA, first responders and vulnerable populations will receive vaccines through March, a n...
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Pfizer Just Filed for Emergency Approval of Its Covid-19 Vaccine. What's Next?

On Friday morning, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they would be seeking an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration today for their jointly developed covid-19 vaccine. If granted, that would make this vaccine likely the first to reach the public in the U.S., followed closely by Moderna’s…Read more...
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'Potentially catastrophic': Sen. Chris Murphy sounds the alarm on the Trump administration not briefing the Biden team on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Chris Murphy. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump administration told senators during a Thursday briefing that their vaccine team has not yet reached out to the Biden camp to begin coordination on vaccine rollout, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted.  Murphy, who serves on the Senate's Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called the lack of outreach 62 days before Inauguration Day "potentially catastrophic." Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently reported promising results from ...
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Moderna's coronavirus vaccine doesn't need to be as icy cold as Pfizer's, and that could make it easier to distribute

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Moderna and Pfizer have both announced promising trial results this week, suggesting their coronavirus vaccines perform very well at preventing COVID-19 infections.  But Moderna's shots can be kept in the fridge for a month, while Pfizer's can only last five days that way.  Pfizer has developed special vaccine briefcases that can keep its shots frozen properly for ...
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Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 94% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer reported Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna's vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in trials. The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates compares to the effectiveness of...
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Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective as it gears up to ask the FDA to authorize the shot

A health care worker injects a patient with a syringe of an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate was 95% effective at protecting people against COVID-19, the pharmaceutical giant said in a Wednesday press release. Pfizer shared preliminary results from this late-stage study on November 9. Wednesday's release provided more details that come from the trial's final efficacy analysis. Pfizer began developin...
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Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine 'has 95% efficacy and passed safety checks'

New data better than first reported; Swiss intensive care beds at full capacity; thousands protest without masks in BerlinPfizer Covid-19 vaccine 95% effective and safe, further tests showRepublican senator Chuck Grassley tests positiveTrump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts sayUK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrivesPhilippine tradition of ‘long Christmas’ survives Covid and typhoons 12.08pm GMT Doctors in Switzerland warn intensi...
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The man in charge of evaluating coronavirus vaccines for the FDA lays out why it will take weeks to vet a COVID-19 shot

FDA's Dr. Peter Marks Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Getty Images As coronavirus vaccines inch closer to reality, the man in charge of reviewing the approval applications wants Americans to trust the process. That means we're not going to get surprise Food and Drug Administration approvals in the coming days, despite two COVID-19 vaccine frontrunners announcing success over the past week. The review process will be measured in weeks, Dr. Peters Marks, director of the FDA's center for biologica...
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A scientist who helped make the Pfizer vaccine predicted life being back to normal within a year if enough people take it

Ugur Sahin, the CEO of BioNTech, in November 2019. Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images The head of the company that helped created Pfizer's effective coronavirus said life could be "normal" within a year if enough people are vaccinated. Professor Ugur Sahin, the chief executive of German company BioNTech, told the BBC that high vaccine update may mean "we could have a normal winter next year." He said the number of vaccines under development means he is "confident" that hurdle...
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Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective against COVID-19, a crucial victory in the fight against the pandemic

Moderna Therapeutics seen during COVID-19 in Massachusetts Reuters Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19, the Massachusetts biotech company said on Monday. The finding comes from a 30,000-person study that compared volunteers who got a two-dose regimen of Moderna's shot to ones who got a placebo. The vaccine was shown to be 94.5% effective in a preliminary analysis. The announcement closely follows similar news from a rival vaccine program b...
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The CEO of Moderna says every American will likely have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by June 2021

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel. Andrew Harnik/AP Images Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told Business Insider that a coronavirus vaccine will available to any American adult who wants one by June.  The upstart Massachusetts biotech company said Monday that its experimental vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 in a late-stage study. Bancel shared his prediction for how the next year plays out as vaccines are distributed, including a return to normal in summer 2021 for the US. For mo...
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BioNTech vaccine scientist says jab could halve Covid transmission

Uğur Şahin ‘very confident’ vaccine candidate developed with Pfizer will cause big reduction in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist behind the first potential Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials says he is “very confident” the jab will reduce transmission of the disease, perhaps by 50%, resulting in a “dramatic” reduction in cases.The German company BioNTech and the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced to worldwide acclaim last we...
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Scientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemic

Exclusive: BioNTech’s CEO Uğur Şahin says he is confident vaccine can ‘bash the virus over the head’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist behind the first vaccine against Covid-19 to clear interim clinical trials says he is confident that his product can “bash the virus over the head” and put an end to the pandemic that has held the world hostage in 2020.German company BioNTech and US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced via a press release on Monday that the...
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Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine requires 2 shots given 3 weeks apart, which could make distribution more complicated

A volunteer receives an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus as part of a Pfizer clinical trial at the University of Maryland. University of Maryland Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, the company announced Monday.  The vaccine involves two shots administered three weeks apart. People may later need additional booster shots too, experts say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate ...
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Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci: German 'dream team' behind vaccine

The ‘Prussian Turk’ couple’s company BioNTech developed the breakthrough Covid vaccine with PfizerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey are the “dream team” scientist couple who came up with a big idea that could protect humanity from a virus that has killed more than a million people and put an end to a pandemic that has upended economies across the globe.But as the world breathed a sigh of relief at Monday’s news that the experimental vaccine developed by German biot...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, US, World news, Turkey, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pfizer, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci


Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, the company announced Monday.  The chart below shows how the vaccine's efficacy compares to the effectiveness of vaccines for chickenpox, flu, measles, and polio. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfi...
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Here’s what you need to know about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

US drug manufacturer Pfizer, in partnership with German medical research company BioNTech, today announced its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials had reached a significant milestone in the form of a preliminary efficacy rate of 90%. This is good news, but based on what we know so far it’s far too early to start celebrating. Here’s what you need to know. Let’s begin with the news. Pfizer, in a press release, claims a 90% reduction in symptomatic COVID-19 cases among those who took the vaccine versus...
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BioNTech's Covid vaccine: a shot in the arm for Germany's Turkish community

Couple who set up and run firm are children of long-maligned ‘guest workers’ from TurkeyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the German biotechnology company BioNTech picked a street called An der Goldgrube or At the Goldmine in the western city of Mainz for its headquarters, the couple behind it could not have predicted how prophetic the address would turn out to be.The company’s shares shot up 23.4% on Monday morning after the Covid-19 vaccine it is developing with ...
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Trump celebrates Pfizer announcing a successful COVID-19 vaccine, days after he lost the US election

Donald Trump. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump celebrated Pfizer announcing promising results for its forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine. He wrote on Twitter that it was "SUCH GREAT NEWS!" Trump lost the US presidential election last week to Joe Biden. His post about the vaccine news was a departure from other posts dedicated to baselessly disputing the election result. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump celebrated Pfizer announcing a...
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Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine helps prevent COVID-19, marking a milestone in the fight against the pandemic

A 16-year-old participates in Pfizer's clinical trial to test its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Pfizer's experimental coronavirus vaccine succeeded in the final stage of clinical trials, the drugmaker said Monday, a milestone in society's fight against the pandemic.  Developing an effective vaccine against a brand-new virus in less than a year is an unprecedented feat in the history of medicine. The study found people who got Pfizer's shot were less like...
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Coronavirus live news: Spanish PM says cases closer to 3m; Belgium limits social contacts

Pedro Sanchez stops short of curfew; Belgium bans fans from sports matches; remdesivir approved by FDA for USSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusBiden mauls Trump’s record on coronavirus in final presidential debateAustralia: ankle bracelet option for travellers instead of hotel quarantineUK coronavirus updates – live 1.14pm BST Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has said the true number of cases in the countr...
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3 billion people could struggle to get a COVID-19 vaccine because the world doesn't have enough fridges to store it

A refrigerator containing vaccines seen at the Kraft Center for Community Health in Boston on January 2, 2019. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Three billion people may be denied a COVID-19 vaccine when it's here because a number of countries don't have sufficient cold storage facilities, the Associated Press reported. Most vaccines need to kept at between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius, but the vaccine candidates from Moderna and Pfizer need temperatures of minus 15 and minus 70...
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UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

By MARIA CHENG LONDON  — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the experimental vaccine. Such early trials are designed to evaluate safety and see what kind of immune response was provoked, but can’t tell if the vaccine truly protects. In research pu...
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UK coronavirus live: Oxford University vaccine safe and induces immune reaction, early results show

UK secures agreement for 30m doses of drug being developed by BioNTech and Pfizer and a deal in principle for 60m doses of one by ValnevaEngland’s chief nurse dropped from briefing after refusing to back CummingsNHS denied PPE at height of Covid-19 as supplier prioritised ChinaSenior doctors warn second wave could ‘devastate’ NHSGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.27pm BST These are from Tom Whipple, science editor at the Times, on the Oxford vaccine results.As expected, the results of the f...
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UK coronavirus live: ministers to attend cabinet in person tomorrow as UK returns to work, No 10 confirms

UK secures agreement for 30m doses of drug being developed by BioNTech and Pfizer and a deal in principle for 60m doses of one by ValnevaNHS denied PPE at height of Covid-19 as supplier prioritised ChinaTest and trace failures risk exponential case growth in EnglandSenior doctors warn second wave could ‘devastate’ NHSGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.30pm BST And Northern Ireland has recorded no further coronavirus deaths, according to today’s daily bulletin from the Department of Health i...
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UK coronavirus live: government signs deals for 90m doses of Covid-19 vaccines

UK secures agreement for 30m doses of drug being developed by BioNTech and Pfizer and a deal in principle for 60m doses of one by ValnevaNHS denied PPE at height of Covid-19 as supplier prioritised ChinaTest and trace failures risk exponential case growth in EnglandSenior doctors warn second wave could ‘devastate’ NHSGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.33pm BST 12.29pm BST In an interview this morning during his school visit in Kent Boris Johnson insisted that the government was not ab...
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UK secures deals for 90m doses of coronavirus vaccine

Government says agreements ensure Britain has best chance of protecting those at riskCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has signed deals for more than 90m doses of Covid-19 vaccine.BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and Sky News reported the government had secured an agreement for 30m doses of a drug being developed by BioNTech and the German firm Pfizer. The treatment is undergoing a phase two trial. Continue ...
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