Coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna shows promise in Phase 1 trial
Could be on the market as early as 2021
A Coronavirus vaccine being developed in the U.S. is on the right track so far.
That’s according to the New England Journal of Medicine, where the results of the vaccine’s “Phase-One” trial were published on Tuesday.
They showed the vaccine, developed by the biotechnology company “Moderna,” triggered an immune response in all volunteers who received it.
On top of that-their levels of antibodies were similar to the patients who naturally recovered from COVID-19.
The 45 volunteers had only mild side effects, including fatigue, chills, and muscle pain.
The next step for the vaccine is the “Phase-Three” trial, which gets under way later this month. After that, regulators will decide whether or not to approve it.
Moderna says it will be ready to deliver up to a billion doses a year, starting in 2021.
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