The United Kingdom will begin vaccinating civilians corona virus next week – a major event in a global epidemic of epidemics that has killed 1.5 million people.
On Wednesday, the UK government became the first country in the West to legal recognition one of the 12 or more vaccines that have been developed since the outbreak began. Based on “months of major clinical trials and thorough analysis of data,” the UK approved the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines, which the trials proved to be safe and effective. 95% effective inhibition of COVID-19.
In a televised address, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock praised the rush of government officials but added, “The vaccine would not have been approved if it had not been safe in the hospital.”
The Pfizer vaccine is one of three that recent research has revealed. Test results second, made by Moderna, proved to be 94% effective. Third-party manufacturers, Oxford University and AstraZeneca, produce 70% performance data all in all, even the questions posed in the criminal proceedings. All vaccines need to be shot twice in order to work. UK has not approved Moderna or Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine.
In the United States, the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine are available waiting for emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration. On December 10, the FDA team will meet to consider Pfizer vaccine approval.
Although the first vaccine is due to start this month, ensuring that enough people are given it to end the epidemic could be a major problem in all months. Companies that produce legal vaccines will need to create more standards, and governments around the world will need to buy them, store them, and see how they can deliver people as quickly as possible.
Who should receive the first vaccine available is a highly controversial issue. The first dose in the UK can go to health workers, because of its high susceptibility to the virus and because the Pfizer vaccine should be stored at a high temperature, which makes it easier to treat. Followers will be elderly people living in nursing homes and caregivers.
In the US, a The CDC on Tuesday voted advising that health workers and residents living in nursing homes should be vaccinated before everyone else. The views on the panel have helped government governors decide who should be the first.