Moderna Vaccine 100% effective at preventing severe cases of COVID19

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Moderna Vaccine 100% effective at preventing severe cases of COVID19

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The Pharmaceutical company Moderna said its vaccine is 100 %  effective at preventing severe cases of COVID19. The company applied to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for authentication of its COVID19 vaccine.

The company asked the FDA to review an expanded data set showing the vaccine is 94.1% effective at preventing Covid-19 and 100% effective at preventing severe cases of the disease.
“This is striking,” said Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee. “These are amazing data.” Moderna’s chief medical officer said he became emotional when he saw the data Saturday night.
“It was the first time I allowed myself to cry,” Dr. Tal Zaks said. “We have a full expectation to change the course of this pandemic.”
The FDA will meet with its advisory committee in December to review Pfizer’s and Moderna’s applications.
The first vaccinations in the United States are expected to take place “towards the latter part of December,” according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Moderna said it also planned to apply for authorization from the European Medicines Agency on Monday.

Moderna data

On Monday, Moderna released updated efficacy data for its Phase 3 clinical trial. Starting in July, Moderna gave either its vaccine or a placebo — a shot of saline that does nothing — to some 30,000 people in the United States. With high rates of coronavirus throughout the country over the next following months, many of those study subjects developed Covid-19.
But there was a big difference between the group that got the vaccine and the group that got the placebo. Information courtesy: cnn.com
Moderna Vaccine 100% effective at preventing severe cases of COVID19

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