Moderna’s CEO gave a detailed timeline for when we’ll know if its coronavirus vaccine works, and cautions that you might not get a shot until the spring (MRNA)
- A potential coronavirus vaccine stepped closer to reality Monday, as Moderna dosed the first volunteers in a 30,000-person clinical trial.
- The pivotal study will determine if Moderna’s experimental vaccine can prevent infection or disease.
- In a best-case scenario, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told Business Insider we could know if Moderna’s vaccine works in October.
- If Moderna’s shot works — and if other vaccine frontrunners work too — he expects young and healthy people would receive the shots next spring, with those at higher risk like the elderly getting vaccinated before then.
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We could know as soon as October if a leading coronavirus vaccine candidate works.
On Monday, Moderna dosed the first volunteers in a 30,000-person trial. The pivotal study will determine if a two-dose regimen of Moderna’s serum prevents disease or infection.
But the timing of those results depends on two critical variables, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told Business Insider on Monday. Those are: how quickly researchers can enroll 30,000 volunteers, and if they can recruit people in areas with high infection rates where the virus is spreading fast.
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[Source: Business Insider]