Preliminary Results: Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective

Preliminary Results: Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective

Preliminary Results: Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective

By Jason Kottke at kottke.org
The drugmaker Moderna announced on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine was 94.5 percent effective, based on an early look at the results from its large, continuing study. Researchers said the results were better than they had dared to imagine. But the vaccine will not be widely available for months, probably not until spring.
Researchers say the positive results from Pfizer and Moderna bode well for other vaccines, because all of the candidates being tested aim at the same target - the so-called spike protein on the coronavirus that it uses to invade human cells. Itโ€™s only a few more months โ€” please please do what you can to stay safe and keep others safe (especially medical workers) until these vaccines can be rolled out.
article date: 2020 11 16
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