The world finally has a COVID-19 vaccine, and the US is perhaps the country that needs it the most. With over 300,000 deaths nationwide caused by the ongoing pandemic, the US needs urgent measures. Pfizer developed a vaccine that has shown over 95% efficiency during the trials, and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just authorized the drug.
But with or without full approval for the vaccine, we must be realistic and say that skeptics will always be there. Whether they’re conspiracy theorists or simply deniers by choice, these people have very solid beliefs.
Authorized for emergency distribution
The vaccine created by Pfizer was authorized for emergency distribution on Friday and in a landmark development in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA reviewed the vaccine from Pfizer in a record time, and the federal agency was congratulated by its commissioner Stephen Hahn himself.
In a press conference, Hahn declared the following:
While this year has been marked by tragedy, sadness, sacrifice, it is also a year that has generated unparalleled scientific achievement that will resonate for many future generations.
He also added:
We worked quickly based on the urgency of this pandemic, not because of any other external pressure.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe
According to Peter Marks, who’s the director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, we should totally rely on the long-awaited vaccine developed by Pfizer:
The FDA’s review process means Americans can trust and be confident in vaccines, not just Covid-19 vaccines but all vaccines reviewed by the United States.
The USA reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths on December 9 for a 24-hour span: 3,162. There’s a total of over 16.4 million infections across the country caused by the pandemic, and unfortunately, the numbers will keep growing.