For a realistic statistical sample of course it will be tested on people with various vaccinations. That will be taken into account in the analysis. The two groups would have to be similar in their vaccinations.
Its very confusing. The statement below seems to indicate some folks were vaccinated and some were not. They released the results of those that were vaccinated, but not of those that were not vaccinated.
"The initial analysis shows an overall shift in the interferon group toward milder symptoms, compared to moderate or severe symptoms in the placebo group, regardless of vaccination status."
Unless i don't get this, i believe what you can take from that statement is this.
If you are treated with Interferon, you can count on having fewer and milder symptoms that if you got a vaccine. If you already have a vaccine, interferon can help (whether just bypassing what the vaccine does or just doin all the work itself) get you over the flu or prevent it better than just the vaccine alone.
Am i reading that wrong or what. Seems to me like we just showed (although preliminary and only phase 2) that interferon treatment is more effective than vaccination at prevention AND lessening of symptoms. HAH, and we are down 25%. This is rich. What do people want, a cure for the common cold? just wait, it's comin!