Limited data released. None of it reviewed prior to all the hoopla
talk or writing that is designed to get people excited about and interested in somethingEfficacy is not real world efficiency.
"...Efficacy is the performance of a treatment under ideal and controlled circumstances, and effectiveness is performance under real-world conditions," Stamataki said.
According to Pfizer, participants were tested only if they developed symptoms, leaving unanswered whether vaccinated people could get infected but show no symptoms and unknowingly spread the virus.
Infection control epidemiologist Colin Furness, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, said there is still a lot of data that needs to be reviewed.
“I would like to know whether or not it was a mild case of coronavirus,” he said. “All of this data should be released, such as the demographics, who got sick, and obviously what the side effects of the vaccine are. Pfizer needs to be very transparent about this.”
The data has yet to be peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal. Pfizer said it would do so once it has results from the entire trial.
Although the data is promising, Bowman said it’s best that everyone remains “cautiously optimistic” as there are still a lot of unknowns.
“We have to be quite cautious. We are looking at public relations from a pharmaceutical company whose primary goal is marketing and profit,” he said. “I am not saying I don’t believe it, but you have to realize that the full data has not been released. They are telling us what the data says, so experts still need to review it.”
I'm going to repeat the above bold, highlighted statement:
UPDATE: Clearly all the hoopla about the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine is just that- “hoopla” ( see above for definition) But it did make for great spin, right? And gave the stock market a huge boost.“We have to be quite cautious. We are looking at public relations from a pharmaceutical company whose primary goal is marketing and profit,
Not only did the hoopla make for great spin- It made for great profits! As you will read below:
- Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold 62% of his stock in the company on the same day the drugmaker announced the results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial.
- Bourla sold $5.6 million in stock on Monday as part of a predetermined trading plan adopted August 19. (This pre determined trading plan was, in my opinion, the impetus for the release of the useless vaccine data and all the hoopla)
- His stock sale was carried out at $41.94 a share. The 52-week-high for Pfizer stock is $41.99, which means the CEO cashed out his shares at close to their highest price this year.
Let's re-read the quote below just one more time, after reading about Pfizer's CEO raking in the profits.
“We have to be quite cautious. We are looking at public relations from a pharmaceutical company whose primary goal is marketing and profit,
Let that sink in, okay?
In the FEAR mongering department, there was a sensational episode of fear programming, replaying everywhere.For the express and explicit purpose of terrorizing the populace. That was the alleged need for a mass mink culling necessary because allegedly some “mutated coronavirus” and it's alleged danger of spreading to humans? The culling didn’t take place. It didn’t need to. Spreading the fear virus was all that mattered and that worked very well
I've gathered some facts from a few reports:The Hill- Denmark Shelves Plans to Cull Up to 17 million mink
The Danish government has paused plans to mandate culling of the country’s entire mink population
Viruses naturally mutate, and scientists have observed minor mutations in the new novel coronavirus, but none that have affected its ability to spread or cause disease in any significant way.
Members of Parliament argued the Danish government cannot legally order the mass culling and refused to pass legislation that would authorize the order.
“There are huge doubts relating to whether the planned cull was based on an adequate scientific basis,” Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, leader of the opposition Liberals, said, according to Bloomberg. “At the same time, one’s depriving a lot of people of their livelihoods.”
From earlier today: