Pfizer president Albert Bourla, responding to Lester Holt in the Dateline program, said the pharmaceutical company "is not certain" that the vaccine prevents the spread of covid-19, and went on to say: "This is something that needs to be looked into. ".
In a prime-time special entitled "Race for a Vaccine" which airs Thursday, Holt interviewed Bourla and others involved in the development and distribution of the drug.
In November, Pfizer announced that its vaccine candidate had been shown to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 and applied for emergency use clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EMA in Europ, Meanwhile, the vaccine has been authorized for use in the UK, where it will begin to be distributed next week.
In a season of despair, there's reason to hope: Vaccines are coming. @LesterHoltNBC looks at what some are calling the pharmaceutical industry's finest hour, tonight at 10 / 9c on a special edition of #Dateline . pic.twitter.com/1ANcL5wfXq
– Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) December 3, 2020
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine was presented as a sort of final solution for Covid-19, but if it were not ascertained that it is able to stop the transmissibility of the virus, it would become much less useful in achieving the so-called "mass immunity" that is mass total of vaccinated and naturally immune which prevents further spread of the virus. At this point it would be necessary to immediately test this feature on the vaccine and on the Moderna competitor, whose registration has been requested.
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