More good news on vaccines being made for Covid 19. Shortly after Pfizer's news of a vaccine with a 90% effective rate, comes breaking news this morning from the drug company Moderna.
Moderna is in stage 3 testing and says it has an 94.5% effectiveness against Covid-19. Moderna has thousands of vaccines already manufactured and ready to go as soon as they recieve the green light from the Emergency Use Authorization Act. That could come as early a few weeks from now.
This is especially good news as cases and hospitalizations hit record numbers in all 50 states. Cities and states are locking down to try to stop the spread.
Moderna's efforts are part of "Operation Warp Speed," a Trump administration program to pump huge amounts of money into pharmaceutical research in an effort to get a vaccine asap. Health experts think some vaccines for frontline workers will available before year's end, and the general population should have access by spring.
You can read Moderna's report here.