The pharmaceutical company denied President Trump’s statements in which he assured that the announcement of the effectiveness of the vaccine had been delayed due to the presidential elections
The CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, denied that the pharmaceutical company delayed until after the US elections the announcement about the effectiveness of its vaccine against COVID-19, contrary to what was stated by the country’s president, Donald trump.
“We do not conspire with anyone, of course, “said Bourla when asked about it during a forum organized by The New York Times, in which the head of the US company assured that in any moment he was pending the elections.
“The elections were always for us an artificial line. It could be very important for the president, but not for us, ”he insisted.
Trump, via Twitter, suggested a possible conspiracy between Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and Democrats to delay the announcement until after the November 3 election.
According to the president, Pfizer He “did not have the courage” to publicize the results of his tests before the elections, according to which the vaccine is 90 percent effective.
The @US_FDA and the Democrats didn’t want to have me get a Vaccine WIN, prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later – As I’ve said all along!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2020
Pfizer Y BioNTech, who are working together on the project, previously raised the possibility that preliminary results of the study would be available by the end of October, but that schedule was delayed by a stricter protocol agreed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA, in its acronym in English).
The two companies continue to accumulate data on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and hope to produce 50 million doses this year and 1.3 billion doses in 2021.
After the announcement of Pfizer Y BioNTech, this Monday the biotechnology Modern announced that its possible vaccine against COVID-19 It is 94 percent effective and thus becomes the second option to start a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in 2021.
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