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Pfizer announces their Covid Vaccine is 90% effective.

This pandemic has been hard on millions of businesses and families. As covid cases rise, it is essential for everyone to wear masks and remain social distancing. On November 9th, Pifzer, a company that has been researching covid vaccines, has announced a 90% success rate with their vaccine. With the help of BioNTech the vaccine has been very successful.

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According to CNN health, “The so-called interim analysis looked at the first 94 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among the more than 43,000 volunteers who got either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo. It found that fewer than 10% of infections were in participants who had been given the vaccine. More than 90% of the cases were in people who had been given a placebo.”

Although this is great news to everyone, The New York Times stated, “The data released by Pfizer Monday was delivered in a news release, not a peer-reviewed medical journal. It is not conclusive evidence that the vaccine is safe and effective, and the initial finding of more than 90 percent efficacy could change as the trial goes on.” With further research we may finally come to peace with a covid vaccine.

With the news of the new vaccine, companies that require gatherings such as AMC and Cinemark soared in the stock market today. With the slight promise of gatherings coming back, everyone is keeping their hopes up for a better future with covid immunity.

Sources:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/health/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-effective/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/health/covid-vaccine-pfizer.html

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