Pharmacist Pfizer hopes to have vaccine in the third week of November


“AAssuming the data is positive, Pfizer will ask for an emergency use authorization in the United States shortly after the security step is reached, in the third week of November“, these Albert Bourla in an open letter published today on its website.

The United States may have two vaccines ready by the end of the year, if ongoing clinical trials are successful and the drug agency (FDA in its original acronym) to authorize its distribution, since Moderna also points to the month of November, after the US presidential elections.

United States President Donald Trump, who is running for a second term, said a vaccine could be available before the July 3 elections. November.

Pfizer followed instructions from FDA, who last week asked vaccine promoters to wait two months after the second dose was injected in clinical trial participants, to monitor the appearance of any serious side effects.

As actions pharmaceutical companies were increasing more than 2% in trade electronic before the opening of the Exchange.

The President of Pfizer, a partner of the German company BioNTech, said the ongoing trial involving 30,000 people could yield results on the vaccine’s effectiveness in the next two weeks.

“We can know whether or not our vaccine is effective by the end of October“wrote Albert Bourla.

A FDA it establishes three conditions for approving a vaccine: whether it is effective, whether it is safe, and whether the company is capable of producing it on a large scale. Pfizer believes that the three conditions will be met by the third week of November, within a month.

The date is similar to that advanced last week by another company, Moderna, more advanced in clinical trials, whose responsible mentioned the 25th of November.

A pandemic of covid-19 has already caused more than one million and ninety nine thousand deaths and almost 39 million cases of infection around the world, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 2,149 people died from 95,902 cases of infection confirmed, according to the most recent Direction-General Health.

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