Do Novavax and Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccines get us nearer to freedom?


The federal government has invested in two extra initiatives in search of a coronavirus vaccine, to safe one other 50 million doses. Final week it introduced offers with Novavax and Pfizer/BioNTech, along with agreements already in place for the College of Oxford and College of Queensland vaccines.

Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine trials have been welcomed by consultants, prompting renewed requires Australia to spend money on new kinds of vaccine manufacturing expertise.

This week an interim evaluation of the vaccine’s part three research was introduced. The businesses discovered it was greater than 90 per cent efficient in defending individuals.

On this episode, senior journalist Jacqueline Maley is joined by healthcare reporter Emma Koehn to debate Australia’s funding in coronavirus vaccines and mRNA expertise.

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