Pfizer Covid Vaccine 90% effective in trial. Equties futures skyrocket.
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Started by TimNew - Nov. 9, 2020, 7:16 a.m.

Thanks to you Trump, for getting this fast tracked.   The nation owes you another debt.

A front-runner coronavirus vaccine developed by drug giant Pfizer and German biotechnology firm BioNTech was more than 90 percent effective at protecting people compared with a placebo saline shot, according to an interim analysis by an independent data monitoring committee that met Sunday.

By wglassfo - Nov. 9, 2020, 8:24 a.m.
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Okay that is good news

Who is willing to take the vaccine 

Is there an data on side effects

I have read any where from 75-90% of the population needs to take the vaccine [depending on whose opinion] to be effective over the entire population

I did not read your link above but did read about the vaccine else where

I did not read about possible side effects

Sorry, but I want to check grain prices

Will read your link later

By metmike - Nov. 9, 2020, 11:19 a.m.
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Thanks Tim!

This is wonderful news.

If it had come out a few weeks ago, could it have made a difference in the election?

Probably, since the MSM and dems blame Trump for most of the COVID deaths(even though each state, determines its own rules using its authority written in the Constitution)...........and this was one of the biggest 2020 negatives that hurt President Trump with those that were not never Trumpers earlier this year.

Did Trump push things along on a fast track to have the vaccine ready sooner than it would have been?

If you want to blame him for not pushing masks more(which he did not and deserves) then you must also give him credit for pushing the vaccine being fast tracked.

Sorry for treading more into NTR territory on this by picking it up from your comment but in several months, there won't be a President Trump having an affect on the DAILY market swings anymore.

It appears as if this trial may not have been part of "operation warp speed" but it doesn't matter. Results are results for people waiting to get their lives back closer to normal ASAP, which won't be until, maybe the Spring of 2021.

By metmike - Nov. 9, 2020, 12:27 p.m.
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Getting the COVID vaccine is going to be 100 times more effective than wearing a mask..............and after you are innoculated, that massive protection will provide massive peace of mind and means you won't need to stay in your house or avoid people.

We should finally be able to open up nursing homes so that family and others can be free to visit the way things were before COVID(after a significant amount of protection has been imparted from the vaccine).

This will still be several months away and we are hitting the typical flu season, which means COVID numbers are likely to continue to go up and it will get worse for a bit before it starts getting much better.

By metmike - Nov. 9, 2020, 1:59 p.m.
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What does Pfizer’s ‘90% effective’ COVID-19 vaccine actually mean?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate is touting an efficacy rate that’s far higher than the latest flu shot, according to company and federal data.

The vaccine is so far 90 percent effective, the company announced Monday — which is well above the typical efficacy of the seasonal flu shot, which was 29 percent effective in the 2018-2019 influenza season, according to the CDC.

In the 2015-2016 season, the flu vaccine was 48 percent effective, but that number steadily dropped to 40 percent in 2016-2017, 38 percent in 2017-2018 and 29 percent in 2018-2019, CDC data shows.

Preliminary numbers from the 2019-2020 flu season shows the latest vaccine was 39 percent effective, which is the most effective it’s been since 2016-2017.

Those numbers mean only 39 percent of people who were vaccinated in 2019-2020 didn’t catch the flu.

With Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, a 90 percent effectiveness rate means the overwhelming majority of those who received the shot ended up developing protective antibodies within 28 days, which will at least temporarily ward off the infection, the company said.

A study published Thursday, which is awaiting peer review, found antibody immunity lasts at least six months and scientists are already probing whether a COVID-19 vaccine will need to be done annually like the influenza booster, NBC reported.

While there is not currently a market-ready vaccine for COVID-19, Pfizer expects to have 50 million doses ready of BNT162b2 — the scientific marker of the shot — by the end of 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses available in 2021, the company said.

A 90 percent effectiveness rate is well above the 50 percent required for a coronavirus vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration and is inching closer to the high rates of immunity offered by the measles and polio vaccines.

The polio vaccine, which first became available in 1955, is 90 percent or more effective if a person receives two doses, and 99 to 100 percent effective if a person receives three, according to the CDC.

Forms of the measles vaccine, which became available in the early 1960s, is 93 percent effective when one dose is taken and 97 percent effective when two doses are completed, the CDC said.

By metmike - Nov. 9, 2020, 4:52 p.m.
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NTR version, though there is no problem with mixing politics on this here.