- 1 When will the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be FDA approved?
- 2 Who are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19?
- 3 Is it safe to take paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
- 4 What is The Solidarity Trial?
- 5 How many people have been in the Solidarity clinical trial for covid-19?
- 6 In what conditions does COVID-19 survive the longest?
- 7 What are the mild-to-moderate side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
- 8 Which organs are most affected by COVID-19?
When will the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be FDA approved?
On 16 July, FDA accepted Pfizer’s application “under priority review”—meaning it will move faster than during standard reviews, which typically take at least 10 months; the agency now has until January 2022 to review the materials.
Who are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19?
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
Is it safe to take paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
Taking painkillers such as paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent side effects is not recommended. This is because it is not known how painkillers may affect how well the vaccine works.
What is The Solidarity Trial?
Solidarity is an international clinical trial to help find an effective treatment for COVID-19, launched by the World Health Organization and partners. It is one of the largest international randomized trials for COVID-19 treatments, enrolling almost 12 000 patients in 500 hospital sites in over 30 countries.
How many people have been in the Solidarity clinical trial for covid-19?
As of 2 October 2020, over 12 000 patients had been recruited in 500 participating hospitals worldwide. The Solidarity Trial is ongoing in 30 countries among the 43 countries that have approvals to begin recruiting.
In what conditions does COVID-19 survive the longest?
Coronaviruses die very quickly when exposed to the UV light in sunlight. Like other enveloped viruses, SARS-CoV-2 survives longest when the temperature is at room temperature or lower, and when the relative humidity is low (<50%).
What are the mild-to-moderate side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Mild-to-moderate side effects, like a low-grade fever or muscle aches, are normal and not a cause for alarm: they are signs that the body’s immune system is responding to the vaccine, specifically the antigen (a substance that triggers an immune response), and is gearing up to fight the virus.
Which organs are most affected by COVID-19?
The lungs are the organs most affected by COVID-19 because the virus accesses host cells via the receptor for the enzyme angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which is most abundant on the surface of type II alveolar cells of the lungs.