Pharmaceutical company Pfizer believes their COVID-19 vaccine may be finished by the end of October. They’re already manufacturing the vaccine, so they’ll be ready to go if the vaccine works and the government approves.
Pfizer head Albert Bourla told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that their studies and trials will wrap up by Halloween. “We started already manufacturing and we have already manufactured hundreds of thousands of doses, so just in case we have a good study readout, conclusive and FDA, plus the advisory committee feels comfortable that we will be ready,” he said.
Still, they aren’t done studying the vaccine yet. The Phase Three trial is expanding from 30,000 participants to 44,000. Bourla says that they’ll hopefully have results at the end of next month. “We have a good chance that we will know if the product works by the end of October,” he said.
Pfizer did not accept federal funding for their coronavirus vaccine development. They will eat the cost of the “hundreds of thousands of doses” if the study doesn’t turn out as they hope…Read more>>