As stress heightens over the new COVID vaccine, Mike and Karen Pence have agreed to take the vaccine on-camera this Friday...
Well, it's safe to say that 2020 has not been our year...At this point, everyone has had enough of COVID restrictions.
But the sad news is, while we might have had enough...Coronavirus is still going strong.
Although, with the new vaccine being released...We could finally be heading back to normal life very soon.
Though there are still fears surrounding the new vaccine...Which is why some famous faces are sharing their experience getting the vaccine first. Including Mike and Karen Pence. Here's the full story...
Now, we all know that 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.
via: GettyThe coronavirus pandemic took the entire planet hostage back in March and things have been diabolical.
Originating in Wuhan, China, the virus spread across the world at an alarming rate...
via: GettyAnd at the time of writing, there are currently 74,672,924 cases of the virus.
Over a million people have tragically died as a result...
via: GettyAnd even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world - with more than 300,000 deaths alone.
There's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.
And even when the president was tested positive for COVID himself...He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."
This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...
And it got us all wondering... What's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?
@realDonaldTrump “Don’t let it dominate you!” It’s like Trump is saying the >210,000 who have died were weak, like… https://t.co/NQxMWCwa0k— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1601944995.0
Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine...
via: ShutterstockAnd, for a long time, there was little luck.
However, the good news has slowly been trickling in.
American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and German biotechnology company, BioNTech have both been working on their own coronavirus vaccines for the last few months...But the vaccine everyone is talking about has come from the biotech firm, Moderna.
Firstly, Moderna's vaccine was partly funded by country icon, Dolly Parton, who gave $1 million to the firm to aid their research.
If that isn't a reason to celebrate a vaccine, what is?
Finding out that Dolly Parton donated $1 million to the research that resulted in Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, wh… https://t.co/2vAY2vJSox— Ed Masley (@Ed Masley)1605637359.0
And secondly, the results from the trials have been overwhelmingly positive.
The new vaccine is nearly 95% effective, early data from Moderna shows. On the results, the company said it was a "great day."
Moderna has announced that its mRNA vaccine for #COVID19 achieved 94.5% protective efficacy in a large-scale trial.… https://t.co/Vhf7PuG2fu— News from Science (@News from Science)1605641404.0