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Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is 100% effective in children between 12 and 15

Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is 100% effective in children between 12 and 15

Pfizer said a study showed its Covid-19 vaccine developed with BioNTech was 100% effective in adolescents aged between 12 and 15. The company says trial enrolled 2,260 participants in the US. Although there were 18 confirmed Covid infections in the group that got a placebo jab, none in the group that received the vaccine got the virus. This makes reopening of US middle schools by autumn realistic.

Simone
Simone
Shmule
Shmule 2 weeks

Proof? Recovery rates are statistically nearly 100% anyway, within a margin of error. How is it proven that vaccine makes one iota of difference?

Irish
Irish 2 weeks

Wheres the 18 mos of Guinea pig data supporting this claim? Trick question because it doesnt exist, the public IS the Guinea pigs for this vaccine. Pfizer released another false claim, nothing more 🙄

David
David 2 weeks

It still only helps against the original strain, not the strains that are getting more ground, I can’t remember the study but I think it was 8-11x less effective against strains

John W
John W 2 weeks

Water would be close to as effective, kids don't get coronavirus much anyways.

David
David 2 weeks

Look at Humanigen/ HGEN. About to issue EUA for covid treatment. It’s going to be huge

World
World 2 weeks

Excuse me? Talk about EVIL

Glen
Glen 2 weeks

I wonder what Pfizer will say five years from now.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 2 weeks

To those saying it makes no difference. To the individual right now, probably (unless they have an undiagnosed condition, which isn't likely in first world countries). Where it makes a difference is the kids are spreading asymptomatically between each other at schools. They then carry this home and it eventually reaches those who are vulnerable as it progresses up the age groups. This has been very well demonstrated in UK studies and was used to inform the closure of schools in the face of kids not being massively affected. Asymptomatic spread is low but not negligible and each infection from a kid that makes an adult highly infectious leads to potentially tens or hundreds of infected depending on number of generations spawned (child infects 1 person who infects 10 who infect 10, etc). The other consideration is more mutation happens with more viral generations. Therefore reducing infections, even low risk ones, reduces the chance of a mutation that puts us back to square one. That's the argument, think of it what you will.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 2 weeks

Isn't NOTHING nearly 100% effective for kids 12-15?

george
george 2 weeks

Probably because the virus is nearly 100% ineffective in kids 0-30....

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