Pfizer experimental COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective based on initial trial results, the drugmaker said.
“But the bottom line is, as a vaccine it’s more than 90% effective, which is extraordinary,” top U.S. infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN.
“Today is a great day for science and humanity,” said Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla, noting the data milestone comes with “infection rates setting new records, hospitals nearing over-capacity and economies struggling to reopen.”
Pfizer developed the vaccine with its German partner BioNTech.
BioNTech said they had found no serious safety concerns yet and expected to seek U.S. emergency use authorization this month.