After Monday’s breakthrough announcement by Pfizer, the 90% effective vaccine is dominating stock market news, but you must keep an eye out for other vaccines in the race. Pfizer’s vaccine doesn’t mean the game is over as pharma corps continue to compete to produce an effective vaccine suitable for distribution.
Today Pfizer has hit the headlines announcing their coronavirus vaccine with BioNTech giving hope to people across the world. The drug company Pfizer’s shares jumped 14% after the announcement of their vaccine, a true milestone in scientific history. The FTSE 100 followed suit, soaring by 5.5% immediately after the vaccine announcement, including shares in Informa soaring by 44% and International Airlines Group by 39%.