Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine is 94.5% Effective

November 18, 2020 by No Comments

Good news! Not to be outdone by Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine, Moderna has released early results from their study showing an effective rate of 94.5% for their own treatment.

Moderna recruited 30,000 volunteers to take place in this trial, 25% of them being 65 or older – an at-risk demographic for the virus. 95 participants ended up getting sick from the virus, but 90 of them had received a placebo and not the vaccine. This result is what led the researchers to their determination that the mRNA vaccine is 94.5% effective against Covid-19.

Like the Pfizer trial, more testing needs to be done but it is very encouraging to see so much progress being made independently on the vaccine front.

Source: NY Times