Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is expected to protect against new variants

25/01/2021 6:51:00 PM

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine created antibodies that neutralized coronavirus variants first found in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the company said.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine created antibodies that neutralized coronavirus variants first found in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the company said.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine created antibodies that neutralized coronavirus variants first found in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the company said.

(CNN) - The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine created antibodies that neutralized coronavirus variants first found in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the company said in a news release on Monday.Two doses of the vaccine “is expected to be protective against emerging strains detected to date,” according to the release.

The company’s study showed that the variant first found in the UK had “no significant impact” on the vaccine’s effectiveness.The results for the variant first spotted in South Africa, however, were not as optimistic — and some early studies have suggested vaccines may be somewhat less effective against this strain.

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I won't be surprised if Pfizer and Moderna ends the COVID-19 pandemic themselves.