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Six Myths About the Vaccine That Have Been Debunked

The CEO of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, recently told The Guardian that he is confident that their coronavirus vaccine, which is being developed along with Pfizer, will help put an end to the pandemic. Preliminary results from Pfizer’s late-stage trials suggest that the vaccine could be 90 per cent effective in treating symptomatic COVID-19.

More than 150 vaccines are currently under various stages of development, worldwide. In India, the Pune-based Serum Institute aims to have 100 million doses of the vaccine it is developing along with AstraZeneca, by the end of the year.

Vaccines work by training the body to fight a disease without exposing it to the symptoms of the disease. Vaccines are made up of dead or weakened antigens, which then triggers the body to produce antibodies to fight the disease. These antibodies destroy the antigens and remain in the body, thereby giving you immunity to the disease, if you are ever exposed to it. Read more…

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