Moderna Covid vaccine is ‘nearly 95% effective’ and could be given to patients NEXT MONTH
MODERNA's Covid vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective and could be given to patients next month, reports say.
The a biotechnology company's jab was reportedly 94.5 percent successful at fighting the deadly virus in infected volunteers – and Dr Anthony Fauci said it may be rolled out as soon as December.
"Doses could be available to high-risk individuals by the end of December," Fauci told MSNBC. "The data are striking, really quite impressive."
Moderna's COVE study enlisted around 30,000 participants in the United States and teamed up with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
Moderna intends to submit for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) with the FDA in the coming weeks and expects this permission to be based on the final analysis of 151 cases and a two-month follow up.
HHS Secretary Azar also welcomed the news on Twitter, writing: "More good news today from #OperationWarpSpeed.
"The Moderna/NIH vaccine candidate is now the second vaccine to show the potential for very high efficacy in Phase 3 trials.
The CEO of Pfizer, who also successfully reached Phase 3 of the clinical trials for their vaccine, also tweeted his congratulations.
More good news today from #OperationWarpSpeed: The Moderna/NIH vaccine candidate is now the second vaccine to show the potential for very high efficacy in Phase 3 trials.
Albert Bourla wrote: "I am thrilled to hear the good news coming out of @moderna_tx’s #COVID19 vaccine development program.
"Our companies share a common goal – defeating this dreaded disease – and today we congratulate everyone at Moderna and share in the joy of their encouraging results."
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