Hours After Britain Administers First COVID Vaccine, Pfizer Announces 6 People Died in Late Stage Testing

90-year old Margaret Keenan was the first person in the world to receive the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, receiving the the injection in Great Britain.  Then, just hours later, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced that six people had died during Pfizer’s late-stage trial of the vaccine.

The FDA concluded, however, that “the deaths are said to raise no new safety issues or questions about the vaccine’s effectiveness because all represented events that occurred in the general population at a similar rate.”  The opinion appears in Pfizer’s 53-page briefing report that was released this morning, the first detailed analysis on the vccine trial conducted by Pfizer and BioNTech.

The briefing report “found in November that its vaccine was 95% effective in preventing COVID infections.  The documents revealed that two people who received the experimental vaccine had died during the trial. Four others who died were on a placebo.

All deaths represent events that occur in the general population of the age groups where they occurred, at a similar rate,” the report said.  The report revealed that two people who were administered the vaccine died during the trial, while four others given a placebo had passed away.  The report says the vaccine was only 52 percent effective after the first dose.  Two doses need to be administered for the vaccine to be effective.

In summary, the report determined that “the vaccine’s efficacy data met the FDA’s expectations for emergency use authorization.  There was, however, insufficient data for the FDA to conclude how safe the vaccine is in children under 16, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.”

A panel of independent scientists will review the FDA’s report later this week, “before recommending whether people aged 16 and older should receive the vaccine.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases stated, “the US might start mass vaccination later in December, given it was “highly likely” the FDA would issue an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine.”

Today, Governor Phil Murphy stated that New Jersey’s COVID recovery could take years, even with the first shipment of the vaccine expected to arrive in New Jersey within the week.  The vaccine is not expected to be available to all residents of the Garden State until sometime in April.  Doctors, nurses, senior citizens will be receiving the initial doses.

In the meantime, the Governor still expects “the next couple of months to be lousy.”

 

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. It is outrageously irresponsible and unethical to state the number of people who died without 1. Identifying how many people were in the study. 2. Whether or not the deaths were related to the vaccine. You are either trying to scare people in the midst of a deadly crisis, which is sadistic, or you are a terrible journalist and need to be trained immediately. Fix this if you have any integrity. If you are too lazy to do this, you should be fired.

    • Yea, exactly this is just irresponsible. There are lots of people who read the headlines and just say oh ok that’s it. These people should not be allowed to report on anything.

  2. Your headline is fake. “The report revealed that two people who were administered the vaccine died during the trial, while four others given a placebo had passed away.”
    Another story from the Jerusalem Times stated that there was no collation between any of the deaths and the vaccine. I agree with the comment above. I know your goal is traffic to this site to sell advertising. Fraud.

  3. I have read too many disturbing facts about the Pfizer vaccine. I
    May consider Moderna , but I’m not committing myself to anything without having enough facts to make an educated decision… Please do your homework….

  4. I hope that I have a person or people that are in the medical field out here. All of these things that are put into place to help us are good, but they don’t kill the Virus.

    The vaccines will not stop a person from getting the Virus. No one in Medicine is talking about killing the Virus. This Virus is in the air. It doesn’t develope inside of people like the flu does. So, we should be talking about developing something to kill the Virus and or killing it after it get pass the mask.

    We wipe and spray surfaces. We spray produce fields. We spray communities when they get infested with insects. If disinfectants are encouraged, why not spray it from the air?

    Once again, the Virus doesn’t develope inside of people. Therefore, it is mutating from some place and is carries by air around the world. It gets into people and mutates in them, then they become another vehicle to spread to surfaces and people. Scientist, Kill it in the air! Minimizing the number of people that might get infected doesn’t stop or kill this Virus. It’s going to get worse no matter how many yards we are apart and the type of masks we wear.

    Companies like Lysol, Kessel and Clorox can produce the same none lethal spray that will not warm the greater number of humans or they can increase the potency of the products already on the market. The CDC doesn’t listen to me. I wrote them twice. We have to help ourselves.

    This is my proactive preventive measures. I gargle with 3% peroxide and swab it in both nostrils before going out in public. When I get back I dissolve 2 tablets of Fisherman’s Friend cough drops in hot water and drink it. It will kill cold or flu viruses. Sometimes I will drink it before leaving the house.

    The Dentist offices are requiring their patients to gargle with peroxide. Why, because it kills germs and virus that might be in the mouth. More to say in my responses.

  5. Totally irresponsible and false reporting. This headline certainly gives credibility to those who believe that much of the reported news is fake news.

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