By Sarah Keane • 16 November 2020 • 13:20
SECOND Covid vaccine thought to be 94% effective, but the UK hasn’t ordered any
A coronavirus vaccine developed by Moderna has proven to be 94% effective, after a trial of over 30,000 people showed that only 5 participants developed Covid, all with mild symptoms, compared with 90 people given the placebo who became ill.
Unfortunately, the UK hasn’t pre-ordered any of the US Moderna vaccine, and officials are now in talks to pre-order 40million of the jabs.
Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna, said: “This is a pivotal moment in the development of our Covid-19 vaccine candidate.
“This positive interim analysis from our Phase 3 study has given us the first clinical validation that our vaccine can prevent Covid-19 disease, including severe disease.”
On Monday, November 16, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC that the UK should be ready to roll out vaccines in December.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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