Early Data Shows Moderna's Covid-19 Vaccine to be 94.5% Effective
On Monday, pharmaceutical company Moderna announced in a release that early data for its coronavirus vaccine shows it to be more than 94.5% effective.
Pfizer announced recently that its' coronavirus vaccine also had a high efficacy rate of 90% plus according to early data.
Said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, "These are obviously very exciting results...It's just as good as it gets -- 94.5% is truly outstanding." Fauci added that vaccinations could begin in the second half of December.
Dr. Tal Zacks, Moderna's chief medical officer said, "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."
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