5 votes Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results Posted May 19 by skybrian Tags: coronaviruses.covid19, vaccines, clinical trials https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/18/coronavirus-vaccine-first-results/ Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Word count 1205 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK skybrian (OP) May 19 Link From the article: [...] From the article: [...] eight participants who received low and medium doses of Moderna’s vaccine had blood levels of virus-fighting antibodies that were similar or greater than those in recovered covid-19 patients. That suggests, but doesn’t prove, that it triggers some level of immunity. Another 17 people had immune responses at a level similar or greater than recovered patients, but scientists had not yet tested whether their antibodies neutralized the virus. [...] Vaccine experts have said these accelerated development timelines are theoretically possible but extremely optimistic — and depend on everything going right. They stress that it will be crucial to gather convincing data that the vaccines are safe and effective before using them broadly — and the new data are promising but preliminary, from the earliest phase one trials that test safety in healthy people.