Moderna also publishes good results / With the vaccinations Corona will completely lose its horror in a few weeks for vaccinated people

"I think it is very important that the vaccines by BioNTech and Moderna are approved for 12- to 15-year-olds in the European Union as soon as possible," said the health policy spokesman of the largest group in the European Parliament (EPP, Christian Democrats) Dr. med. Peter Liese. "BioNTech's application for approval of its vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds had already been submitted last Friday after a very successful clinical trial (100% effectiveness). Yesterday, the company Moderna had also published its data from the clinical trial showing a protective effect of 96% and very low side effects for 12- to 15-year-olds. I have appealed to the Executive Director of EMA Emer Cooke to carry out the process of approval as quickly as possible. While there probably won't be enough vaccine for all 12- to 15-year-olds before the summer holidays, we need to focus especially on the vulnerable groups.

Children and adolescents with Down's syndrome, severe lung diseases or during cancer treatment are at great risk and since incidence rates are currently falling rapidly across Europe, it is necessary and justifiable to reopen schools before the summer holidays. However, we need protection for the high-risk children then and if this can begin already in May or early June, we would achieve a lot. This is a question of changing an existing authorisation and therefore I would have no understanding if it took longer than four weeks," said Liese who worked as a ward doctor in a children’s hospital prior to his election. He informed that BioNTech and Moderna also expect the results of a clinical trial for children between 6 months and 11 years in a few months.

The doctor and MEP also said that he expects the data from CureVac's Phase 3 clinical trial to be published in the coming days. “CureVac has already produced in stockpile and if the results are good, vaccination with CureVac can be carried out in the entire European Union before 01 July.”  

Liese urged all citizens to get vaccinated. "Those who are fully vaccinated, cannot only rightly expect the return of many freedoms, they are also extremely well protected against severe courses or even death. Admittedly, there is no such thing as 100% in medicine and it is no surprise that there are reports of individual cases in which people are infected despite being vaccinated. But the number of those who have a severe course is very small. In a study in which 95 million vaccinated people were observed, only 835 infections occurred that required hospitalisation. This means that the risk of having to go to hospital because of Corona, despite having been vaccinated, is lower than 1 in 600,000. Given that over 80,000 people in Germany have died from COVID-19 in the last 15 months, this is a dramatic change of the situation. For vaccinated people it is 600 times less likely to get hospitalized than for non-vaccinated people to even die.[1] In other words, Corona completely loses its horror for those who are vaccinated. The risk of being hospitalised with COVID-19 is much lower than being seriously injured in a road accident. Moreover, if enough people get vaccinated, the incidence will drop to such a low level that the disease will be one of many relatively rare illnesses," says the doctor and MEP.