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Dr. Ron Brown
May 29, 2021
Dear Readers: Please forward the following information about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines to your U.S. Congressional representatives. Five critical questions are listed concerning vaccine efficacy. Your Congressional representatives should direct these questions to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The questions, along with suggested answers, are based on information from Medicina | Free Full-Text | Outcome Reporting Bias in COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Clinical Trials (mdpi.com).
What does vaccine efficacy mean in a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine clinical trial?Vaccine efficacy, also known as the relative risk reduction, is a measure of how effective a vaccine is in reducing a COVID-19 infection under the strictly controlled experimental conditions of a randomized trial.What are the vaccine efficacy measures for the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines from Pfzier/BioNTech and Moderna?The vaccine efficacy for the Pfzier/BioNTech vaccine is 95.1%, and the vaccine efficacy for the Moderna vaccine is 94.1%.In ad...
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