For truth in the pandemic I’ve been following Dr. Eric Topol on Twitter. Last week he tweeted: Summary of the 5 Phase 3 vaccine trials. One theme: 100% protection from death and hospitalizations That is impressive!
While the media is focused on all the troubles in quickly getting these vaccines into people’s arms, we need to realize the historic accomplishment of getting not just one, but multiple vaccines from theory through testing and into arms within a year.
One month ago, another major pharmaceutical company publicly announced that their two efforts at developing a Covid-19 vaccine failed. Merck Discontinues Development of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates; Continues Development of Two Investigational Therapeutic Candidates.
Of the 100+ other vaccines still in development, most will end up failing. Creating vaccines is not easy.