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Second coronavirus vaccine shines in trials

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/16/20, 04:01 pm

A week after Pfizer’s announcement that its COVID-19 vaccine showed overwhelmingly positive results in trials, Moderna released preliminary data on Monday showing its shot appears to be 94.5 percent effective. The company could apply for emergency use approval within weeks.

What’s next? President Donald Trump praised the quick development of Pfizer’s vaccine during a Friday news conference and said three other vaccines were in final trials and due to arrive “within a few weeks.” He also suggested that frontline workers and high-risk Americans could begin receiving a coronavirus vaccine “in a matter of weeks.” Widespread rollout would likely take longer. The Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed is supporting development and production of Moderna’s vaccine, as well as manufacturing and distribution for Pfizer’s.

Dig deeper: Read Charles Horton’s report about the process of developing a new vaccine.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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    Posted: Tue, 11/17/2020 11:56 am

    It's a Biden miracle.

  • not silent
    Posted: Tue, 11/17/2020 03:00 pm

    I'm a little confused about how the development of a vaccine after months of research and study represents a "miracle" or why you are crediting Mr. Biden with it when Mr. Trump is still president.  Would you mind explaining your comment so I can understand it better?