Severe and Asymptomatic Data Could Give Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Slight Edge Over Pfizer’s
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine looks better than Pfizer/BioNTech’s at preventing severe disease and like it may offer some benefit in preventing asymptomatic infections, but these advantages may be short-lived and hard to capitalize on due to supply limitations.
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US FDA’s Peter Marks says transmission prevention is one of three key missing data points he’d like from Pfizer and BioNTech’s newly authorized vaccine. Another concern is how the vaccine will work is the virus “drifts.”
Pfizer moved aggressively and early as COVID-19 became a global health threat, and now the company, with its partner BioNTech, is the first to secure an emergency use authorization for a COVID vaccine from the US FDA.