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Cautious Welcome For Covid Vaccine Trial As Effectiveness So Far Based Off 94 Participants

A midlands microbiologist says the progress is encouraging.

A midlands microbiologist is cautiously welcoming the news of a covid-19 vaccine, saying its effectiveness so far is based on just 94 participants in the trial.

43,000 people were involved in the Pfizer/Bio N Tech trial, half of whom received a placebo.

Dr. Andy Fogarty adds that, to test the effectiveness of the product, those who received the vaccine must contract covid-19.

The Athlone IT lecturer says the results to date are encouraging - with a further seven vaccine candidates set to be announced by March - but we must wait to see how long the immunity lasts:

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