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Moderna Reports Vaccine Is 100% Effective In Teens

CNBC reports: Moderna said Tuesday its Covid-19 vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents ages 12 to 17, making it the second shot behind Pfizer’s to demonstrate high efficacy in younger age groups. The company said it plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of its Covid vaccine for teens early next …

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Moderna To Have Third Booster Shot Available By Fall

CBS News reports: COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna will make a third booster shot for its two-dose vaccine available to Americans by the fall, CEO Stéphane Bancel said this week. Moderna’s vaccine is more than 90% effective against the coronavirus six months after the second shot, studies show. What remains unclear is how long immunity from the virus lasts. The same …

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COVID Vaccines 90% Effective In “Real World” Study

STAT News reports: A new study suggests the messenger RNA vaccines produced by Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech partnership appeared to be 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 infection in a real-world setting. The study was released Monday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an online journal published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccine effectiveness following two doses …

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Dolly Parton Gets “Dose Of Her Own Medicine” [VIDEO]

First, a flashback to last year: In April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University. More than seven months later, it’s been revealed that the legendary performer’s donation helped fund Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine. Parton’s name appears in the preliminary report on the vaccine among sponsors …

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Moderna Tests Booster Vax On South African Variant

The Washington Post reports: Moderna said Wednesday that it has manufactured a new version of its coronavirus vaccine that is tailored to quell infection by the variant first identified in South Africa. A small amount of vaccine has been sent to the National Institutes of Health for a trial to determine whether boosting humans with the modified vaccine will stimulate …

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Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines More Effective Than Thought

Changing America reports: Emerging data from Israel indicates that the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as Moderna, may be even more effective than previous results from clinical trials suggested. Israel’s Ministry of Health studied more than 700,000 fully inoculated people—meaning those who received two doses of either vaccine—in the country and saw only 0.04 percent contract a …

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Moderna Says Its Vax Is Effective Against New Strains

The New York Times reports: Moderna’s vaccine is effective against new variants of the coronavirus that have emerged in Britain and South Africa, the company announced on Monday. But it appears to be less protective against the variant discovered in South Africa, and so the company is developing a new form of the vaccine that could be used as a …

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Moderna’s COVID Vaccine Begins Shipping [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Workers on Sunday began packaging shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S., a desperately needed boost to efforts to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. Employees at a factory in the Memphis area were boxing up the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The much-needed shots are expected …

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BREAKING: FDA Approves Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day. Much-needed doses are set to arrive Monday after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. …

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Politico: How People Will Game The COVID Vax Lines

Politico reports: The nation’s system for distributing coronavirus vaccines lacks safeguards to ensure the next wave of doses reaches the most critical workers and at-risk patients rather than star athletes or the well-connected. There’s little chance for anyone to jump the line right now while an extremely limited supply of the vaccine is being distributed. But as soon as more …

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FDA Advisory Panel Approves Moderna Vaccine

CNBC reports: An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday overwhelmingly backed Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, a key step paving the way to distribute the second Covid-19 vaccine in the United States next week. An emergency use authorization means the FDA will allow some people to receive the vaccine as the agency continues to evaluate data. It isn’t the …

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FDA Could Okay Moderna Vax As Soon As Tomorrow

The Washington Post reports: A Food and Drug Administration panel of outside experts is meeting Thursday to review the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The panel is discussing the vaccine’s safety and efficacy and, if all goes as expected, the shots could get emergency clearance as soon as Friday. The FDA, in a report Tuesday, confirmed that in Moderna’s clinical trial, the …

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FDA Finds Moderna Vaccine To Be “Highly Effective”

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna is “highly effective,” suggesting the vaccine could soon be added to the arsenal against the pandemic. Moderna’s documents posted by the FDA included new data suggesting that its vaccine begins to prevent asymptomatic infections after the first dose. The ability of …

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US Moves To Buy 100M More Moderna Vax Doses

Via press release from Moderna: Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced that the U.S. government has exercised its option to purchase an additional 100 million doses of mRNA-1273, Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, bringing its confirmed order commitment to 200 million doses. Of …

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Vax Maker CEOs Reject Invite To White House PR Stunt

STAT News reports: Both Pfizer and Moderna, the two major drug manufacturers likely to receive emergency authorizations for a Covid-19 vaccine in the coming weeks, have rejected invitations from President Trump to appear at a White House “Vaccine Summit” on Tuesday, according to two sources familiar with the event’s planning. The Trump administration has openly feuded with Pfizer in recent …

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Moderna To Seek FDA Approval For Vaccine Today

Forbes reports: Moderna will submit its Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use approval in the U.S. Monday after new trial data showed it to be 94% effective at preventing the disease, findings that are consistent with earlier data from the Phase 3 clinical trial. New findings from the Phase 3 clinical trial, which involved over 30,000 participants, showed the vaccine to …

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Dolly Parton Partly Funded Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

The Guardian reports: It’s truly the greatest gift of all: a $1 million donation by Dolly Parton to coronavirus vaccine research supported the development of the Moderna vaccine, which shows 95% protection from the virus. In April, Parton donated to research after her friend Dr Naji Abumrad of the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation at Vanderbilt University in …

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Moderna Says Its COVID Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective

The New York Times reports: The drugmaker Moderna announced on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine was 94.5 percent effective, based on an early look at the results from its large, continuing study. Researchers said the results were better than they had dared to imagine. But the vaccine will not be widely available for months, probably not until spring. Moderna is …

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Study Shows Moderna Vax Effective In Older Adults

Reuters reports: Results from an early safety study of Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots, researchers said on Tuesday. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, offers a more complete …

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Pharma Says COVID Vax Results Promising For Elderly

Reuters reports: Moderna said on Wednesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine induced immune responses in older adults similar to those in younger participants, offering hope that it will be effective in people considered to be at high risk for severe complications from the coronavirus. The analysis looked at subjects given the 100-microgram dose being tested in the much larger Phase III …

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