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Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by AnonPoet: 1:22pm On Nov 16
(CNN)The Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data released Monday by the company, making it the second vaccine in the United States to have a stunningly high success rate.

"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.

Unexpectedly high efficacy rates

Last week, Pfizer announced that early data show its vaccine is more than 90% effective against the disease.

In Moderna's trial, 15,000 study participants were given a placebo, which is a shot of saline that has no effect. Over several months, 90 of them developed Covid-19, with 11 developing severe forms of the disease.

Another 15,000 participants were given the vaccine, and only five of them developed Covid-19. None of the five became severely ill.

The company says its vaccine did not have any serious side effects. A small percentage of those who received it experienced symptoms such as body aches and headaches.

Moderna plans to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its vaccine soon after it accumulates more safety data later this month.

Fauci says he expects the first Covid-19 vaccinations to begin "towards the latter part of December, rather than the early part of December."

Initially, there won't be enough vaccine for everyone. The highest priority groups, which include health care workers, the elderly, and people with underlying medical conditions, will get the vaccine first.

"I think that everybody else will start to get vaccinated towards the end of April," Fauci said. "And that will go into May, June, July. It will take a couple of months to do."

The vaccines deliver messenger RNA, or mRNA, which is a genetic recipe for making the spikes that sit atop the coronavirus. Once injected, the body's immune system makes antibodies to the spikes. If a vaccinated person is later exposed to the coronavirus, those antibodies should stand at the ready to attack the virus.

No vaccine currently on the market uses mRNA.

"There has always been skepticism about mRNA -- it's brand new and would it work?" Fauci said. "What we saw in the trials is there was no real safety concern, and the efficacy is quite impressive. We saw nearly identical results [with Pfizer and Moderna] and it almost really validates the mRNA platform."

Research on mRNA began many years before the current pandemic. Fauci's agency, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has collaborated with Moderna on the development of its vaccine.

Both vaccines are given in two doses several weeks apart.

Practical advantages of Moderna's vaccine
While the two vaccines appear to have very similar safety and efficacy profiles, Moderna's vaccine has a significant practical advantage over Pfizer's.

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. Other vaccines, such as the one against chickenpox, need to be kept at that temperature.

That means Moderna's vaccine can be kept in "a readily available freezer that is available in most doctors' offices and pharmacies," Zacks said. "We leverage infrastructure that already exists for other marketed vaccines."

Another advantage of Moderna's vaccine is that it can be kept for 30 days in the refrigerator, the company announced Monday. Pfizer's vaccine can last only five days in the refrigerator.

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Brandonx(m): 2:25pm On Nov 16
Nice one, at least we can now go back to our daily lives.
Pastor Chris would come out to say it's anti Chris to receive the vaccine grin grin

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Englov(m): 2:25pm On Nov 16
Ok
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by jerry447(m): 2:25pm On Nov 16
The vaccine has been around even before the spread of the virus....

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by slawormiir: 2:25pm On Nov 16
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Dxclusive(m): 2:26pm On Nov 16
Good one...we pray for a perfect solution cry
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Chijeep(m): 2:26pm On Nov 16
It's a testimony that we're among the living souls to witness the vaccine of COVID-19

~Some witnessed the new year 2020 but didn't witness the start of COVID-19.
~Some witnessed the start of COVID-19 but didn't witness the start of Lockdown.
~Some witnessed the start of Lockdown but didn't witnessed the start of Lockdown ease.
~some witnessed the Lockdown ease but didn't witness the COVID-19 vaccine.
WE ARE WITNESSING THE COVID-19 VACCINE AND I PRAY WE'LL ALL LIVE BEYOND 2020 AND MANY MORE YEARS TO COME.


Why not say thank you God, even if it's not for anything at least for the fact that COVID-19 didn't start in Africa

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Kekereekun123: 2:26pm On Nov 16
Just after Trump lost hmmm. Vaccines every where

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Sunnycliff(m): 2:26pm On Nov 16
That was the reason for the spike across the American Dow JIA an hour ago. It is also increasing the price of crude. This means as the battle for Covid-19 is been defeated in the long run, Naija should brace up to buy fuel for #250+ upwards.

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Sleekmilan01(m): 2:26pm On Nov 16
Ok

But we no need am here cuz the money our govt would approve just to order can give us light for 1year

Scam virus

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by TheFacelessMan: 2:26pm On Nov 16
angry

I was hired by some interested parties to retrieve a neurotoxic agent from a Russian tyrant.....

This is a true story of

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by inoki247: 2:26pm On Nov 16
Our Government don dey draft format on how to borrow money from World Bank or Zimbabwe so they can use it to procure the Vaccine nd scam us...

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by habymi(m): 2:27pm On Nov 16
waow that's nice
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by R0kstarr8(m): 2:27pm On Nov 16
since the vaccine is effective let it be distributed to other African countries nah
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by EmekaBlue(m): 2:27pm On Nov 16
Go give una oyibo pple dem

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Sunmoluvic: 2:27pm On Nov 16
Abeg, where all the Nigerian Coronavirus Researchers wey dey take pictures up and down months ago, wetin dem don research, shey Dem don see vaccine
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by DrChukki: 2:27pm On Nov 16
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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Omezif(m): 2:27pm On Nov 16
Good developement. 94.5% and 100% are almost thesame, the difference is minute. well done work to them.
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Sleekmilan01(m): 2:27pm On Nov 16
Vaccine that were shouting a month before election that its still under review is now 90-95% complete suddenly after 2weeks of election

If ya eyes never Clear now,i don't know when ooo

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Sunnycliff(m): 2:28pm On Nov 16
Sunmoluvic:
Abeg, where all the Nigerian Coronavirus Researchers wey dey take pictures up and down months ago, wetin dem don research, shey Dem don see vaccine

We de wait for ready made. Whatever they are researching is a mere academic exercise that has no fruitfulness in the real battle against Covid-19

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Nairalandian(m): 2:28pm On Nov 16
Our Nigerian body is 99.9% resistant to COVID 19
If not, walahi, if to say this disease sweep through us we for no stand

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Macsjebs(m): 2:28pm On Nov 16
Great News
Glory be to God
May God continue to heal the world of all illnesses and vices...
If you are not so occupied, is it possible you kindly take a look at the thread on my signature; the reason that Nairalanders have been posting great reviews about us and I feel it's nice u give us a try at least to prove ourself
Thanks
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by chicogentil(m): 2:28pm On Nov 16
jerry447:
The vaccine has been around even before the spread of the virus....
You gerrit bro. They want to cashout now

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by PrimeWatermark: 2:29pm On Nov 16
Well, that's impressive.

Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by YunqTee: 2:29pm On Nov 16
Naija government go soon spend billions of dollars ontop this one.. Another avenue to embezzle
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Obagreatdatoye(m): 2:29pm On Nov 16
Good news
Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Starzo: 2:30pm On Nov 16
and all of a sudden, the vaccines start becoming "effective" after the media declared Biden as president
we just dey look una

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Re: Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To Company Data by Xisnin(m): 2:30pm On Nov 16
Good.

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