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Scientists hail Moderna vaccine news as ‘terrifically encouraging’

Scientists hail Moderna vaccine news as ‘terrifically encouraging’

The US company say that their vaccine may prevent 94.5 per cent of people getting Coronavirus

The head of US firm Moderna “grinned ear to ear” after learning data suggested its vaccine protects against Covid-19.

Dr Stephen Hoge, president of the biotechnology business based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, said the news that its coronavirus vaccine may prevent 94.5% of people from getting the disease came as a “stunning realisation” to the company.

Stephane Bancel, Moderna’s chief executive, described it as a “milestone” and “pivotal moment in the development of our Covid-19 vaccine candidate” and praised the “hard work and sacrifices of so many”.

Content provided by Radio NewsHub. Originally published on 2020-11-16 14:45:00.

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