COVID-19 Update

Published: 21st November 2020

The year 2020 will forever be something in the record books for future generation to read and imagine. When this pandemic went full steam in March 2020, the world was caught with its pant down literally. No one and I mean no one expected the level of disruption to lives around the world on this scale. This year has reminded many of us that above all else, we should be thankful for the gift of life and the friendly smile from those around us; especially our family.

There has been positive news in the fight against the virus within the last two weeks. Pfizer and BioNTech announced positive news about the 90% efficacy of its vaccine in phase 3 clinical trials. Few days later, similar announcements were made by Moderna and Sputnik with both reporting >90% efficacy in clinical trials. This positive news has been a beacon of hope to many that soon all this will be behind us.

A Vaccine is a biological process that provide active immunity to a particular infectious disease. Vaccines teach immune systems how to protect you from diseases and it is much safer for your immune system to learn this through vaccination than by catching diseases and attempting to treat them. If a high percentage of the global population are vaccinated against this strain of COVID-19, it is possible to reduce or eradicate the disease all together.

Below is a breakdown of the vaccines in the fight against COVID-19

CompanyMethod UsedDoses RequiredEffective Rate (Clinical Trials)Storage
Pfizer & BioNTechRNA2 Doses90%-70C
ModernaRNA2 Doses95%-20C (6months)
Oxford University & AstraZenecaViral Vector2 DosesFridge Temperature
Gamaleya (Sputnik V)Viral Vector2 Doses92%Fridge Temperature
COVID-19 Vaccines Progress. Source: WHO, BBC

The fight against COVID-19 is very much still alive, however there is hope life will return to a new normality in 2021. Following the guidelines set by respective government health agencies and the WHO is still currently the most effective way to fight against the virus.

As the festive season begins, I want to use this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Holidays and I look forward to sharing more positive and exciting stories about MedyCare soon.

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