Commonwealth Policy Center

Pfizer announced their recent trial run for their COVID vaccine is 95 percent effective. This is good news in the fight against the deadly disease that has claimed 250,000 American lives. The drug was tested on nearly 44,000 people in the U.S. including five other countries. The study also revealed there were no serious side effects from the vaccine. However, the most common problem associated with the vaccine was fatigue which affected about 4% of participants. The drug will be released in Tennessee in a larger trial. This is fascinating that while big drug companies have been under attack, it is the big drug companies that are coming up with life-saving vaccines. And while a free-market based health care system has also come under attack, it is the free market system in our nation that has produced a life-saving vaccine.