Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective Against COVID

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Biotechnology company Moderna announced Monday that its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19, joining Pfizer in the warp speed race to get a vaccine to the American people. “We are going to have a vaccine that can stop COVID-19,” Moderna President Stephen Hoge told Reuters.

The news agency reports the Moderna vaccine doesn’t need “ultra-cold storage” that Pfizer’s would need. “Moderna expects it to be stable at standard refrigerator temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius (36 to 48°F) for 30 days and it can be stored for up to 6 months at -20 degrees Celsius,” according to Reuters.

“Assuming we get an emergency use authorization, we’ll be ready to ship through Warp Speed almost in hours,” Hoge said. “So it could start being distributed instantly.”

The news was hailed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“These are obviously very exciting results,” Fauci said. “It’s just as good as it gets — 94.5% is truly outstanding.”

The FDA has said in the past that potential vaccines should be at least 50 percent effective to get the green light.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

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Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. In Forbes (Septmember 23, 2020), contributing editor, William Haseltine (a former professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health) did an analysis of the vaccine testing protocols. Interestingly, preventing infection is not a criterion for success in any of the trials. The only criterion for a successful COVID-19 vaccine is a reduction of COVID-19 symptoms.
    My feeling is that (at least for the immediate future) any vaccine will be a “mental placebo”; that is, it will make the people receiving it feel like they are being protected even though there is no proof yet that they actually are.

  2. Zero is spot on its the flu folks most people have no problems and Fauchi needs to go away he hasn’t been in practice for at least 40 years if ever guy knows nothing except fear 24/7. The H1N1 was a novel coronavirus as well up to 80 million Americans infected you didn’t here a peep about that oh yeah obama and biden were in office its all political and part of a coup to remove our president

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