July 14, 2020

First Coronavirus Vaccine Tested in Humans Shows Early Promise

The New York Times (7/14, Grady) reports, “An experimental coronavirus vaccine made by the biotech company Moderna provoked a promising immune response against the virus and appeared safe in the first 45 people who received it, researchers reported...in The New England Journal of Medicine.” The vaccine “was the first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in humans, and the company announced on Tuesday that large Phase 3 tests of it would begin on July 27, involving 30,000 people.”