The United Kingdom will start vaccinating the public to prevent Coronavirus Next week-this is an important milestone in the global race to fight this pandemic, which has killed 1.5 million people.
The British government became the first on Wednesday Formally authorized Since the beginning of the pandemic, about a dozen vaccines have been developed. The UK cited “months of rigorous clinical trials and a comprehensive analysis of data” and approved Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines. These trials proved safe and safe. 95% effective in stopping COVID-19.
British Health Minister Matt Hancock praised the speed of government regulators in a television interview, but added: “If the vaccine is not clinically safe, it will not be approved.”
Pfizer vaccine is one of the three vaccines whose late-stage trial data has been published so far. test results the second Made by Moderna, Proved that it is 94% effective.The third manufacturer of Oxford University and AstraZeneca Data showing 70% effectiveness has been released Overall, although some people have raised questions about the design of the trial. All vaccines require two injections to work. The United Kingdom has not yet approved the Moderna vaccine or the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
In the United States, both Pfizer vaccine and Moderna vaccine Waiting for emergency approval From the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA team will meet on December 10 to consider authorizing a Pfizer vaccine.
Although the initial vaccination may start this month, ensuring that enough people have it under control will be the main logistical challenge for several months. Companies that produce approved vaccines will need to produce millions of doses, and governments around the world will need to buy them, store them, and figure out how to make them available to people as quickly as possible.
Who should receive the first available vaccination is the subject of intense debate.Britain’s first dose May go to the medical staff, Because they are heavily exposed to the virus, and because Pfizer vaccines must be stored at extremely low temperatures, this is easier to do in hospitals. Next are the elderly living in the nursing home and the people who take care of them.
In the U.S The CDC team voted on Tuesday It is recommended that medical staff and people living in nursing homes should be vaccinated first. The team’s recommendations will help state governors decide who is the most urgent priority.