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COVID-19 vaccine shows promise

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/09/20, 12:55 pm

Pfizer Inc. on Monday said early data on its coronavirus inoculation suggests it could be 90 percent effective, a result Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, called “just extraordinary.” The company could apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use approval later this month, though widespread rollout of any vaccine likely would not happen before early next year.

What do we know about this vaccine? It’s unusual for a company to release such early results, and Pfizer noted that the reported effectiveness could shift with more data. But Bill Gruber, Pfizer’s senior vice president of clinical development, said no participant has become severely ill so far in a study that enrolled 44,000 people from the United States and five other countries. The pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute reported that Pfizer did not use cell lines from aborted babies for development or production of its vaccine, though it did use some in confirmation tests.

Dig deeper: Read Katie Gaultney’s report about the volunteers pitching in to support vaccine development.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • Big Jim
    Posted: Tue, 11/10/2020 05:56 pm

    The media will dub this the Biden vaccine.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 11:12 pm

    Oh yeah. It's a miracle.

    Did the media even talk about it before they elected Biden? Or did they say it was a long time coming? 

    Biden appointed Pres. by Liberal Media, and the vaccine is immediately given the high sign. 

    I expect the COVID numbers will go down as soon as Biden is sworn in.

  • AB
    Posted: Mon, 11/23/2020 05:47 pm

    I was encouraged to read here that the PFIZER vaccine was free from fetal cells in the development. Then today, Nov 23, I read on Ministry Watch that CMDA cited concerns that PFIZER had, indeed used fetal cells. I found the Ministry Watch article at  https://ministrywatch.com/stay-home-evangelical-medical-organization-tells-churches-as-covid-spreads/ and the CMDA article at https://cmda.org/coronavirus/

    Now I am a little confused.

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