The vaccine that will end the corona virus epidemic that infects more than 50 million people worldwide has come to an end… Pfizer, which developed a vaccine against Covid-19 with Germany-based BioNTech, announced that the vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in the results. BioNTech's Turkish CEO, who developed the vaccine, said, “This is a victory. "The vaccine will protect people from the disease for at least 1 year."
A major move was made against the corona virus, which emerged in China in the last weeks of 2019 and became a global epidemic within a few months ... The owner of the move is the US-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Germany-based BioNTech companies.
In the statement made by Pfizer, it was announced that the results of the first tests on the developed corona virus vaccine came and as a result of the trials performed on tens of thousands of volunteers, the vaccine prevented the disease by more than 90 percent.
In the statement made by the company, it was stated that 43.538 people participated in the study, while 42 percent of the volunteers were of ethnic origin. It was stated that no serious health problems and side effects were encountered during the research, and it was also emphasized that studies on safety and the effect of the vaccine will continue.
TURKISH SCIENCE PEOPLE: THIS IS A VICTORY
Albert Bourla, Pfizer's Chairman and CEO, said: “Today is a great day for science and humanity. "We are reaching a critical turning point in our vaccine development program at a time when the world needs it the most, as infection rates break new records, hospitals approach overcapacity and economies struggle to open up."
Founder and CEO of Germany-based BioNTech, Prof. Uğur Şahin also made statements… Uğur Şahin said, “In the first analysis of the global third phase, there are results showing that the Covid-19 vaccine effectively blocks the virus. This is a victory for innovation, science and global collaboration work. We are at the point we want to reach when we started this journey 10 months ago. "Especially when we are in the middle of the second wave of the epidemic and many of us are in quarantine, this success is of great importance and an opportunity to return to normal." Stating that the work will continue, Şahin said, "I want to thank everyone who contributed to this very important success."
CAN PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR A YEAR
Speaking to Reuters, Şahin also announced how long the vaccine was effective. Şahin said, “I was optimistic about the results of the vaccine in terms of its protection effect. "The vaccine is expected to provide protection for at least 1 year." But no official statement has yet been made about how long the vaccine will provide protection.
Şahin said, “These results show us that Covid-19 can be brought under control. At the end of the day, this is indeed the triumph of science ”.
TURKISH SCIENCE PEOPLE FOUNDED
Behind the German-based company BioNTech, with which Pfizer acts together, there is a successful Turkish couple… BioNTech, the biotech company in Mainz, Germany, attracted the attention of the international public during the corona virus outbreak. (Source: SÖZCÜ)