Posted by DrJohn on 16 November, 2020 at 5:05 pm. 27 comments already!



Drug company Moderna announced that it has created a second COVID vaccine with a 94.5%  efficacy:

The Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data released Monday by the company, making it the second vaccine in the United States to have a stunningly high success rate.

“These are obviously very exciting results,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor. “It’s just as good as it gets — 94.5% is truly outstanding.”

Moderna heard its results on a call Sunday afternoon with members of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board, an independent panel analyzing Moderna’s clinical trial data.

Earlier, Pfizer announced its own successful vaccine with a 90% success

Nov. 9, 2020 — Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says data from clinical trials shows its experimental coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective, and company leaders say they hope to seek emergency use authorization from the FDA this month.

The news about Pfizer’s vaccine sent the U.S. stock market soaring on Monday. Pfizer is one of several companies racing to develop a vaccine for the virus, which has killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide and upended life around the globe.

In a news release, the company said more than 43,000 people are enrolled in phase III of the clinical trials, with half of the people receiving the vaccine and half receiving a placebo. Ninety-four confirmed cases among participants were studied.

The company didn’t specify how many people who received the vaccine became infected, but said “the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received the placebo indicates a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose. This means that protection is achieved 28 days after the initiation of the vaccination, which consists of a 2-dose schedule.”

Operation Warp Speed did this

Operation Warp Speed” seeks to quickly ramp up production, organize distribution and determine who gets the first doses of a potential vaccine. The goal — which may prove impossible to meet — is to make 100 million doses of the vaccine available by November, 200 million doses by December and 300 million doses by January, a senior administration official has told CNN.

Operation Warp Speed is Donald Trump’s operation:

The Trump administration is organizing a Manhattan Project-style effort to drastically cut the time needed to develop a coronavirus vaccine, with a goal of making enough doses for most Americans by year’s end.

Called “Operation Warp Speed,” the program will pull together private pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and the military to try to cut the development time for a vaccine by as much as eight months, according to two people familiar with the matter.

As part of the arrangement, taxpayers will shoulder much of the financial risk that vaccine candidates may fail, instead of drug companies.

The project’s goal is to have 300 million doses of vaccine available by January, according to one administration official. There is no precedent for such rapid development of a vaccine.

The idiot known as the Governor of New York is not done killing people. He said that he wouldn’t trust a vaccine coming from Trump.

Trump then called him out on that:

During remarks in the Rose Garden, Trump said a vaccine will be widely available by April, “with the exception of places like New York state, where for political reasons the governor decided to say … he wants to take his time with the vaccine. He doesn’t trust where the vaccine is coming from.”

Cuomo skipped 17 conference calls on the vaccine:

WASHINGTON — He’s been trashing the Trump administration’s COVID-19 vaccine plan, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stopped taking part back in June — skipping more than a dozen White House meetings and snubbing a one-on-one with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, The Post has learned.

Cuomo skipped out on 17 consecutive governor calls with the White House coronavirus task force designed to brief state leaders on the vaccine development and rollout process, while calling them “circuses” and “a joke” in a recent interview, a White House source confirmed.

And Kamala Harris was even more blunt:

“If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it, absolutely,” Harris said during her debate against Pence roughly a month later. “But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not taking it.”

They weren’t alone. NBC said Trump would need a “miracle.”

But experts say that the development, testing and production of a vaccine for the public is still at least 12 to 18 months off, and that anything less would be a medical miracle.

“I think it’s possible you could see a vaccine in people’s arms next year — by the middle or end of next year. But this is unprecedented, so it’s hard to predict,” said Dr. Paul Offit, a professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Cue the Pope.

Donald Trump deserves the credit for making this happen. There will be a lot of teeth gnashing on the left as some actually compliment Trump. The pain on Alyson Camerota’s face is obvious

Tapper, the Joke known as Jake, managed some enthusiasm

Between the two manufacturers, there could be 70 million doses available by the end of the year. This is great news for the country. Trump delivered as promised.

Still, you can’t help but notice how this great news was disclosed only after the election.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x