Great coronavirus vaccine news

A press release earlier today from Pfizer – details to be released in study form soon – claims that their Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was “highly effective” in a trial in more than 2,000 adolescents.

Which is a major under-statement, I think, since there were no infections in the group of adolescents who received the vaccine while there were 18 cases in the group that got the placebo.

Side effects were said to be similar to those seen in people aged 16-25, another group that has been enrolled in another Pfizer study, although clearly, there should be more details forthcoming about what that means exactly.

Anyway, if we’re gonna beat this virus down, we will have to immunize kids, so this is a great and hopeful piece of news towards that end.