Apr 2 2021
Pfizer-BioNTech just announced the results of a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial of 12- to 15-year olds. Because the vaccinated group had 0 infections, the news media jumped to the conclusion that the vaccine has “100% efficacy” on 12- to 15-year olds. That is what the chyron said on NBC news. A look at the published trial results and quick analysis with current methods confirms that the vaccine works for that population but not that it eliminates 100% of the infections.