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Three Corona Vaccines compared #546284
11/16/20 12:54 PM
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Three Corona vaccines are almost ready for use. The Moderna vaccine has an effectiveness of 94.5%. Pfizer and BioNTech 90% and the vaccine from AstraZeneca and Oxford did not release any data yet.

The Pfizer vaccine has a major disadvantage compared to the other two: it needs to be kept at temperatures as low as minus 80 degrees Celsius. Moderna’s vaccine needs to be kept at minus 20 degrees Celsius (the temperature of a regular freezer) during distribution and 2-8 degrees (fridge) after.

The AstraZeneca vaccine will only cost a few dollars, Pfizer will cost US$19.50 per dose and Moderna is going to charge US$32 to 37 per dose for its coronavirus vaccine for some customers, under cheaper “pandemic pricing”.

All three vaccines must be administered in two doses, but the time between those doses differ: with Pfizer there is a three week interval, at AstraZeneca and Moderna four weeks.

https://investors.modernatx.com/new...ine-candidate-meets-its-primary-efficacy

https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-r...ntech-announce-vaccine-candidate-against

https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-c...-azd1222-vaccine-us-phase-iii-trial.html


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Re: Three Corona Vaccines compared [Re: Short] #546326
11/18/20 09:02 AM
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Pfizer now says their vaccine is 95% effective against COVID-19, with no serious side effects and that it will be submitted for regulatory approval “within days,” according to reports. The US drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech announced that their vaccine is even more effective at preventing the disease than what they previously thought — 90 percent — last week, NBC News reported.


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Re: Three Corona Vaccines compared [Re: Short] #546428
11/23/20 08:38 AM
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AstraZeneca, Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Up to 90% Effective in Late-Stage Trials
U.K. drugmaker hopes to have the two-dose shot available for use around year-end, pending regulatory approval


AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said their Covid-19 vaccine was as much as 90% effective in preventing infections without serious side effects in large clinical trials.

The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine stands out among the leading Western candidates. The partners committed to selling it without profit during the pandemic and promised to distribute it across a much wider geographic footprint, including in large parts of the developing world. The shot is expected to cost $3 to $5 a dose globally during the pandemic.

AstraZeneca said it would seek emergency-use authorization from the World Health Organization to distribute the vaccine in low-income countries and prepare regulatory submissions to authorities in countries that have early-approval programs.

China and Russia have both deployed their own vaccines at home and overseas. Chinese authorities have inoculated nearly one million Chinese people with a vaccine from one state company, though it has yet to provide solid clinical evidence of its efficacy. Russia has said its own homegrown vaccine has an efficacy rate of above 90%.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/astraz...tage-trials-11606116047?mod=hp_lead_pos1


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