A Year Into the Coronavirus Pandemic, 3 Vaccines Cleared in U.S., 7 Worldwide

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    There are now three Covid-19 shots cleared for use in the U.S. and seven worldwide. Here’s a look at the landscape, what’s ahead and what we still need to know.

    J&J’s vaccine was the third in the U.S. to be authorized for use after the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc. shots. The U.K. and European Union have also cleared three so far: the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shots and one developed by AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford. Globally, seven vaccines are being deployed.

    They’ve all generally been shown to be effective in combating Covid-19, with those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna having the best efficacy against all severity levels of the disease. Most vaccines also work well in preventing severe and critical cases, hospitalizations and deaths. That’s the main objective of the initial vaccination campaigns around the world – to downgrade Covid-19 to a less serious disease.

    We are now waiting for phase III data for AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials in the U.S. and for Novavax Inc. to update its phase III trial report with full data following encouraging interim data.

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