Pfizer announced that an early analysis of its coronavirus vaccine trial suggested the vaccine was 90% effective in preventing Covid-19.
Pfizer is an American drug company headquartered in New York City, which was founded back in 1849.
The announcement was made on Monday November 9th, 2020.
How to pronounce Pfizer
Pfizer is pronounced F-EYE-ZER.
The P in the word “Pfizer” is silent, and the name comes from Charles Pfizer, the co founder of the company.
Charles Pfizer was a German American chemist who founded the Pfizer pharmaceutical company with his cousin Charles F. Erhart.
Pfizer announce vaccine
On Monday 9th November, Pfizer announced that their vaccine is 90% effective in preventing Covid-19. Dr Albert Bourla, the Pfizer chairman and chief executive said:
“Today is a great day for science and humanity. The first set of results from our phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent Covid-19.”
“We are reaching this critical milestone in our vaccine development programme at a time when the world needs it most with infection rates setting new records, hospitals nearing over-capacity and economies struggling to reopen.”