Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine has started a nationwide, Phase 3 trial

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:11 in Health & Medicine

The pharmaceutical company Moderna Therapeutics, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts announced this week that it has started phase three trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Phase three is the last main phase of testing a vaccine to prove it's safe and effective against the virus. (Pixabay/)As the dog days of summer are upon us, cases of COVID-19 are still climbing in most states across the country. Deborah Birx, the White House’s emergency response coordinator, told reporters in Frankfort, Kentucky yesterday that federal health officials are advising any states with increasing COVID-19 cases to close bars and limit indoor dining in restaurants. The novel coronavirus has been found to spread via aerosol droplets, making the crowded indoor spaces with limited ventilation highly risky for spread. Birx also noted that social gatherings should be limited to 10 people in those states, and that everyone should be wearing masks in public places where people...

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