Second US coronavirus vaccine proves highly effective

Another coronavirus vaccine in the United States has been found to be nearly 95 percent effective.

American company Moderna says it’s so far found no serious safety concerns and will seek approval for emergency use in the coming weeks.

It’s the second vaccine in the space of a week to produce promising results, following the news from Pfizer last week.


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Both vaccines still need to undergo final tests and reviews before they can be distributed.

There are now two vaccines on track for release early next year in the United States.

While in Queensland, there’s also been significant progress at UQ on our vaccine hopes as well.

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