First Coronavirus Vaccines: How Effective Are They and What Does It Mean for You?

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As the pandemic continues to strike all over the world, in what specialists presume to be the second wave, it seems that we might also have a chance to strike back.

Last week, Pfizer reported positive results from their coronavirus vaccine trial, claiming the vaccine co-developed with Germany’s BioNTech was more than 90 percent effective. New levels of excitement and enthusiasm were reached early this week, when biotech company Moderna in Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced that its RNA-based vaccine is more than 94% effective against COVID-19.

“The vaccines that we are talking about and the vaccines to come are really the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “The results of this trial are truly striking.”

With these two important breakthroughs and probably more on the way, when will a coronavirus vaccine be available for you and your loved ones? To answer that question, let’s see what we know so far about the two landmark vaccines.

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