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Second Covid-19 Vaccine Shown To Be 95% Effective

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02:17 16 Nov 2020


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A second covid-19 vaccine has shown to be almost 95 per cent effective.

US company Moderna plans to apply for approval for it's vaccine in the coming weeks.

Just a week after Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine was over 90% effective, Moderna has published an early analysis of it's trial.

30 thousand participants in the US were given two doses of either the vaccine or a placebo four weeks apart.

Of the first 95 people to develop covid symptoms, just 5 had been given the vaccine, which means it is 94.5 per cent effective.

Ireland Infection Rate Increases

The news will add to the confidence that a vaccine can help end the pandemic.

It comes at a time when Ireland is experiencing a worrying development.


The 5 day moving average has began to persistently increase.

The average daily number of cases is now 413 compared to 380 just 5 days ago.


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