Global stocks have surged after the drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective in tests, giving hope that economies around the world can soon return to normal.
Tourism values rise sharply after the news in which the pharmaceutical company Pfizer affirmed yesterday that its vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, developed together with BioNTech, is “90% effective”, according to the first intermediate analysis of its trial phase 3, the last stage before formally requesting its approval.
If these results are confirmed, it would mean a high protection of the vaccine, an efficacy of 60% would already allow to observe positive results against the pandemic.
As the study progresses, the final percentage of efficacy of the vaccine could vary, the pharmacist warns.
“We have taken an important step and we are closer to providing the citizens of the world” with this vaccine, so “necessary to contribute to ending this global health crisis”, stand out from the pharmaceutical company.
The head of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, has been optimistic about the potential of the product and has indicated, in statements to the Reuters news agency, that they expect the protection achieved with the vaccine to last for at least a year.
The announcement of the Pfizer laboratory about the high effectiveness of its vaccine in tests against the coronavirus has triggered an increase in European markets specially those from the tourist sector, harshly penalized by this pandemic, this markets begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel earlier than expected.