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‘A great day for humanity’ as new Coronavirus vaccine has 90% success rate

A major new Coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech has a 90% success rate and could be deployed by the end of the year.

The vaccine is in the third and final stage of testing. And 90% of those with the vaccine were protected from Coronavirus within 28 days of having the jab. The trial involved 43,538 volunteers, with just 94 people developing Coronavirus after the jab and none with serious health concerns.

“Today is a great day for science and humanity. The first set of results from our Phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19,” said Pfizer chairman and chief executive Dr Albert Bourla.

“With today’s news, we are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis,” he added.

The Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine is just one of many being developed around the world. They say they can supply 50 million doses by the end of this year. And up that to 1.3 billion by the end of 2021.

Sheikh Mohammed has vaccine

Sheikh Mohammed has just announced that he received the Covid-19 vaccine today as they work to make the vaccine available across the UAE.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, posted the vaccine news on Twitter.

And he announced he was proud of the UAE teams who have worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available.

The UAE now plans to make the vaccine available across the country.