Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Reportedly 94.5% Effective

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The Moderna vaccine is reportedly 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data released Monday by the company.

The revelation comes after Pfizer announced its vaccine trial showed a 90 percent effective rate. 

“While the two vaccines appear to have very similar safety and efficacy profiles, Moderna's vaccine has a significant practical advantage over Pfizer’s,” reported CNN Monday morning. 

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“Pfizer's vaccine has to be kept at minus 75 degrees Celsius. No other vaccine in the US needs to be kept that cold, and doctors' offices and pharmacies do not have freezers that go that low. Moderna's vaccine can be kept at minus 20 degrees Celsius."

CNN continues:

"These are obviously very exciting results," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor. "It's just as good as it gets -- 94.5% is truly outstanding."

Moderna heard its results on a call Sunday afternoon with members of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board, an independent panel analyzing Moderna's clinical trial data.

"It was one of the greatest moments in my life and my career. It is absolutely amazing to be able to develop this vaccine and see the ability to prevent symptomatic disease with such high efficacy," said Dr. Tal Zacks, Moderna's chief medical officer.

Vaccinations could begin in the second half of December, Fauci said. Vaccinations are expected to begin with high-risk groups and to be available for the rest of the population next spring.

The Moderna vaccine is reportedly 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data released Monday by the company.

The revelation comes after Pfizer announced its vaccine trial showed a 90 percent effective rate. 

 

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