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Moderna Updates Its Coronavirus Vaccine Timeline

Not the kind of update you want to hear

(Newser) - Moderna has updated the world on the timeline for its coronavirus vaccine, and as far as the general population is concerned, we're looking at spring. CBS News reports that on Wednesday, CEO Stephane Bancel said the soonest the company might seek emergency authorization for the vaccine, which would give... More »

Moderna CEO: It Might Be a Year Before You Get a Vaccine

Initial data review expected in November

(Newser) - Moderna plans to seek emergency approval of its coronavirus vaccine candidate once data shows it to be at least 70% effective—but that's not likely to occur before November and perhaps not until mid-2021. That's according to the company's 135-page plan for analyzing trial data, released Thursday.... More »

Bill Gates: US Pandemic Response is 'Shocking'

He also doesn't expect a vaccine before Election Day

(Newser) - Bill Gates has some bad news for President Trump, who has suggested that a coronavirus vaccine could be available by Election Day. Gates tells CNBC that he doesn't see it happening. "None of the vaccines are likely to seek approval in the US before the end of October,... More »

These Americans Will Get a Vaccine First

In hypothetical plan, CDC lays out guidelines on distribution, to start as early as next month

(Newser) - Public health officials across the country have been told to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine as soon as late October—though the CDC says this is just a hypothetical. In documents sent to health authorities in all states and territories, as well as five major cities (New York, Chicago,... More »

Largest Vaccine Trial Yet Gets Underway

About 30K volunteers will receive shots in tests by Moderna for a coronavirus vaccine

(Newser) - The early, small-scale testing is over, and now the largest trial to date for a COVID-19 vaccine is underway, reports the AP . This one involves the vaccine made by Moderna , and the first of 30,000 volunteers in the US will begin getting shots on Monday. Half will get the... More »

In Quest for COVID Vaccine, 107K 'Medical Heroes' Emerge

Volunteers coming out in droves to help 4 firms planning on starting phase 3 of clinical trials in fall

(Newser) - In early July, the National Institutes of Health launched a clinical trials network through which it hoped to enroll thousands of volunteers to test potential COVID-19 vaccines. Just a week or so later, more than 107,000 people had signed up. That's a number USA Today says will "... More »

'I Feel Fantastic,' COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteer Says

Woman in Seattle trial reports no major side effects but still wears a mask to be sure

(Newser) - The first person in the US to receive an experimental vaccine for COVID-19 has provided a medical update, and it's encouraging. "It's been 16 weeks since I had the first dose," Jennifer Haller says. "I feel fantastic." The Washington state woman, an operations manager... More »

Vaccine May Turn MIT Prof Into a Billionaire

Bob Langer has a stake in Moderna

(Newser) - Drug-maker Moderna reported good news Monday about a potential COVID-19 vaccine currently being tested. It was also good news—you might even say great news—for an MIT professor who owns a stake in the company. Bloomberg reports that Bob Langer's piece of the pie is now worth nearly... More »

Vaccine Results Expected to Give Stock Market a Lift

Dow futures jump 650 points, in part on good news from Moderna trials

(Newser) - The stock market is expected to get off to a strong start on Monday after last week's struggles. Dow futures jumped 650 points, nearly 3%, and part of the reason is a promising report from drug-maker Moderna about a coronavirus vaccine, reports CNBC . The company says its vaccine contender... More »

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