The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the COVID-19 vaccine data research which has stated that the immunization shots have been 99.992 percent effective in protecting against the virus. In addition to that, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID has also stated that despite its ineffectiveness, the vaccine can double as protection against serious infections.
The CDC and NIAID have been working closely, along with other health agencies of the country, in response to the global pandemic that has proven itself to be dangerous and infectious against humans. Additionally, these agencies have been monitoring the different aspects of the vaccine from its properties, down to possible medicines and immunization.
The data which they present have been under rigorous testing and verification, as it aims to bring news and information for people to get knowledge and build up competence with the vaccine. COVID-19 has been a massive nuance to everyone's lives and daily routines, as it disrupted the way of life during the start of the 2020 decade.
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Data
According to Ars Technica, CDC has released a new data analysis that has shown how the COVID-19 vaccine has protected Americans since its administration which started earlier this year. The vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have been the emergency use authorized shots for the country that have given 99.992 percent efficacy to protect against the coronavirus,
This means that a person with a full shot (2 doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine is 99.992 percent less likely to catch, get infected, or be carriers of the coronavirus as part of its immunization properties. On contrary, 0.008 percent of these people have been found to contract COVID-19 despite their vaccines but this is only a small percentage of the data.
CDC confirmed that these vaccines were from Pfizer and BioNTech, and Moderna, which both used the same components of new technology with the mRNA as its base substance. Only five percent of the country's population was vaccinated with the ones based on adenovirus, which are known to be a part of Johnson & Johnson's and AstraZeneca.
However, Pfizer's CEO suggested that the company is advising the administration of a third booster shot for COVID-19, despite the high percentage of protection as revealed by the CDC.
NIAID's Dr. Fauci Says Vaccine Doubles its Purpose
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease's (NIAID) director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has recently unveiled that despite these viruses not working as expected, they can double as protection for humans. This means that even though it would not work against COVID-19 for certain people, it could still protect against other serious infections out there.
The vaccine for COVID-19 has been one of the fastest developed vaccines in history, especially as researchers and experts have taken less than a year to procure the initial shots to be used against it. Medicine against the coronavirus is yet to develop, but for now, vaccines are the best way to avoid it.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo