Vaccine jabs could be widely available by the New Year as - even though blinded Phase 3 trials are yet to read out - we are told that the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine candidate will file for regulatory approval in November with Moderna to follow in December. Much of the news coverage has focused on the timing of regulatory approval, dose availability, and the side-effect profile of COVID vaccine candidates. Whilst these are important, there is a more fundamental question: is there a mismatch between public expectations and what vaccine developers define as clinical “success”?
22 Oct 2020
Posted by Barry Norris