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Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results

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  1. skybrian
    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.