Extra excellent news as Moderna releases outcomes – Healthcare Economist

Seems like extra excellent news on the COVID-19 vaccine entrance. Dr. Fauci’s prediction that the Pfizer/BioNTech foreshadowed optimistic information for future vaccines seems to have come true. Stat Information studies:

The Moderna vaccine decreased the chance of Covid-19 an infection by 94.5%. There have been 95 instances of an infection amongst sufferers who obtained placebo within the firm’s 30,000-patient examine. There have been solely 5 infections in sufferers who developed Covid-19 after receiving Moderna’s vaccine, mRNA-1273…
Moderna additionally launched knowledge in regards to the variety of sufferers who had extreme Covid-19. There have been 11 instances of extreme illness, all of them within the placebo group — one other level of encouragement for Fauci.
“There was at all times the priority … for the reason that major endpoint [of the trial] is simply clinically obvious illness, how do we all know it’s going to have an effect on extreme illness? And the outcomes with extreme illness have been putting — 11 to zero may be very spectacular,” he stated. On the time of their knowledge launch, Pfizer and BioNTech had no extreme instances of their examine.

Very thrilling information!

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