2 days 50% vaccine efficiency not enough, Zubiri says as new virus variant reaches PH Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri underscored on Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccines with only 50 percent efficacy rate would not be enough, especially now that a new coronavirus variant from the United Kingdom had been detected in the Philippines. "The more reason that we must get the most effective vaccines for our people and 50 percent efficacy of vaccines isn't enough," Zubiri said, partly in Filipino, in a text message. "Let's go with the vaccines that have finished Phase 3 trials because their efficacy rates are good --- Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, and Novavax," the senator added. ... more