Covid19: Normal Life Will Be Back Next Year- Says Vaccine Creator Prof. Ugur Sahin
Covid19: Normal Life Will Be Back Next Year- Says Vaccine Creator Prof. Ugur Sahin.
Last week, BioNTech and co-developers Pfizer said preliminary analysis showed their vaccine could prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19. About 43,000 people took part in tests.
In an interview on BBC, Sahin said he expected further analysis to show the vaccine would reduce transmission between people as well as stop symptoms developing in someone who has had the vaccine.
“I’m very confident that transmission between people will be reduced by such a highly effective vaccine – may be not 90% but maybe 50% – but we should not forget that even that could result in a dramatic reduction of the pandemic spread,” he said.
The UK is expected to get 10 million doses of the vaccine by the end of the year, with a further 30 million doses
already ordered. The jab, which was trialled in six countries, is given in two doses, three weeks apart.