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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90 Percent Effective Against Virus

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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine successfully prevented 90 percent of disease compared to a placebo, a more positive result than experts expected.The analysis is based on 94 cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, among both the vaccinated and placebo groups. Experts had set a minimum threshold of 60 percent effectiveness for vaccines to be considered for emergency authorization or approval. The results included data from 38,955 of the total 43,538 volunteers who enrolled. Head over to Time Magazine to read the full story.