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Moderna’s Vaccine Efficacy Readout

Good overview of Moderna’s vaccine news, from Derek Lowe at Science Magazine’s In the Pipeline blog:

The second press release from the company today is also significant: Moderna says that new stability testing shows that their vaccine remains stable for up to six months under standard freezer conditions, up to 30 days under standard refrigeration conditions, and up to 12 hours at room temperature. There’s no dilution or further handling at the point of administration. This is much more like what you want to see, as compared to the more demanding storage conditions that seem to be needed for the Pfizer candidate. This is how a lot of medicine (and food, for that matter) is already distributed and stored — our infrastructure is a lot more prepared for this.

High effectiveness and it’s easier to distribute. Nothing but good news here.

Monday, 16 November 2020