The latest testing on the efficacy for the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shows that it’s not as effective as two other vaccines already being distributed.
Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines are 90% and 95% effective, respectively. Johnson and Johnson’s trials proved 66% effective worldwide, and 72% effective in the United States.
WKRC-TV, Local12, turned to Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the UC College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases to get his expert take on this news. Fichtenbaum told the TV station that it’s important to be sure “we’re comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges.”