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Behind Pfizer's vaccine, an understated husband-and-wife 'dream team'
Pfizer, Moderna lead coronavirus vaccine race: Infectious disease doctor
Dr. Matt McCarthy, an infectious disease doctor, on coronavirus treatments, the reopening process in the U.S. and which companies have the technology to lead the vaccine race.
Positive data on BioNTech and U.S. partner Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine is an unlikely success for the married couple behind the German biotech firm, who have devoted their lives to harnessing the immune system against cancer.
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Pfizer said on Monday its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on initial data from a large study.
PFIZER’S COVID-19 VACCINE PROVES 90% EFFECTIVE IN LATEST TRIALS
Pfizer and BioNTech are the first drugmakers to show successful data from a large-scale clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine. The companies said they have so far found no serious safety concerns and expect to seek U.S. emergency use authorization later this month.