Dr. Marc Siegel, Fox News Medical Correspondent spoke with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson Show about the positive news that biotech company Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective in early results. Dr. Siegel said,
"I think they go hand in hand because the Pfizer news was unexpected but unprecedented and extremely exciting because it said, here's a messenger RNA vaccine. I'll explain what that is in a minute that we've never used in humans before. That has a 90 percent effectiveness in small numbers, but not small numbers tested in small numbers. Who got sick? Let me explain what that is. In other words, you know, if a vaccine works, if people who get the vaccine don't get sick, well, guess what? The vast majority of people who got sick got it in the placebo group. But then we said, well, how do we know this is real and how do we know how real? And then along comes the Moderna results, another messenger RNA vaccine. I'll explain in a minute. And the results are ninety four percent effective. What that means is today's news of the 95 people who got covid out of thirty thousand people tested, 15,000 got the vaccine, 15,000, then it didn't. Of the 95 people who got covid, only five of them had received the vaccine and they got a mild case. And of the 90 who didn't get the vaccine, 11 got a severe case, tells us two things. The vaccine is quite protective and it's also protective against severe cases taken together. This gives us a really good indication that this type of technology, which is pretty new, actually works. Very exciting."
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