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Though preliminary, the early results for the two vaccines suggest researchers can develop effective Covid-19 shots, which would be a big help in taming the pandemic.


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  1. WSJ. Moderna Inc. MRNA 1.80% said its experimental coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective at protecting people from Covid-19 in an early look at pivotal study results, the second vaccine to hit a key milestone. 
    • The findings move the vaccine closer to wide use, because they indicate it is effective at preventing disease that causes symptoms, including severe cases.
    • Moderna said it plans to ask federal health authorities by early December to clear the vaccine.
    • How Messenger RNA Vaccines Work. The vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech uses a new gene-based technology known as mRNA.
    • Vaccines in the Works. Instead of using the whole virus to generate an immune response, these vaccines rely on coronavirus's outer spike proteins, which are what antibodies use to recognize the virus.
      • When injected into a patient, the RNA enters healthy cells where it helps orchestrate the production of coronavirus spike proteins.
  2. WSJ. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the high efficacy rate for Moderna’s vaccine means it could be an effective tool to help end the pandemic. 
    • “These are very impressive and very encouraging and exciting results,” Dr. Fauci said.
  3. WSJ. Earlier this month Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said their experimental Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective at protecting people from symptomatic Covid-19 in a large clinical trial.
  4. WSJ. Though preliminary, the early results for the two vaccines suggest researchers can develop effective Covid-19 shots, which would be a big help in taming the pandemic.
  5. WSJ. U.S. Stock Futures Jump on Positive Moderna Vaccine Results
    • U.S. stock futures rose on positive study results from another potential Covid-19 vaccine, with the S&P 500 set to open higher after ending last week at a record level.
  6. NYT. With 11 Million Cases in the U.S., the Coronavirus Has Gotten Personal for Most People. 
    • What was once a health crisis that Americans feared has evolved into one virtually everyone has experienced up close. That will affect behavior, but in many different ways.
  7. WaPo. The United States could have two coronavirus vaccines available on a limited basis by year’s end.
    • Biotechnology firm Moderna announced Monday that a preliminary analysis shows its experimental coronavirus vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective at preventing illness, including severe cases.
  8. Fortune CEO Daily. Until proven vaccines are deployed at scale, the fight against coronavirus is one without an easily-defined weapon. 
  9. CNN, The New York Post. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday it will still be necessary to social distance, wear masks and take other COVID-19 precautions after a vaccine becomes available to Americans.
  10. Fox News. Dr. Anthony Fauci urges Americans to maintain fundamental public health policy. Fauci cautions 'gradual return' to normalcy by 'second, third' quarter 2021
    • Speaking with Jake Tapper on Sunday morning’s “State of the Union,” Fauci speculated that it may not be until the second or third quarter of 2021 that Americans might expect to “start approaching a degree of normality.”

Category 4: Coronavirus and other viruses

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Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, Early Results Show, Peter Loftus, Nov. 16, 2020, WSJ, The Wall Street Journal. 



Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine found to be nearly 95 percent effective in a preliminary analysis, Carolyn Y. Johnson, November 16, 2020, WaPo, The Washington Post.

CEODAILY, David MayerNovember 16, 2020, Fortune CEO Daily.

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