'Encouraging': WHO chief Tedros Adhanom welcomes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine news
- WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom said the world is experiencing unprecedented scientific innovation
- The analysis looked at the first 94 confirmed infections among over 43,000 volunteers
- COVID-19 vaccine is jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech
American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and German biotechnology firm BioNTech on Monday said that the COVID-19 vaccine has shown 90% effectiveness in preventing the infection in the Phase 3 trials. Welcoming the news, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom extended his salutation to 'all the scientists and partners around the world who are developing news and safe tool to beat the virus'.
"We welcome the encouraging vaccine news from @pfizer & @BioNTech_Group & salute all scientists & partners around the world who are developing new safe, efficacious tools to beat #COVID19. The world is experiencing unprecedented scientific innovation & collaboration to end the pandemic!" the WHO chief tweeted.
According to preliminary findings, it took patients 28 and seven days respectively to get inoculated after they were administered the first and doses.