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Fiona Godlee says “Few can doubt that we need a vaccine for covid-19 as soon as possible…

Why do we need a vaccine?

The vast majority of people are still vulnerable to coronavirus. It’s only the current restrictions that are preventing more people from dying.

A vaccine would teach our bodies to fight the infection by stopping us from catching coronavirus, or at least making Covid less deadly.

Having a vaccine, alongside better treatments, is “the” exit strategy.

Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine

  • The big breakthrough came when Pfizer/BioNTech published its first results in November.
  • They showed the vaccine is up to 95% effective
  • The UK is due to get 40 million doses
  • It is given in two doses, three weeks apart
  • About 43,000 people have had the vaccine, with no safety concerns
  • The vaccine must be stored at a temperature of around -70C. It will be transported in a special boxpacked in dry ice and installed with GPS trackers.

What still needs to be done?

  • Trials must show vaccines are safe
  • Huge-scale development must happen for the billions of potential doses
  • Regulators must approve the vaccine before it can be given
  • Researchers still need to find out how long any protection may last

It is thought that 60-70% of the global population must be immune to stop the virus spreading easily (herd immunity) – billions of people, even if the vaccine works perfectly.

 

Article by Mohammed Khalid , Debt Collector, Babylon Medical Services LLC