Moderna to begin final vaccine testing stage in July

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Moderna expects to enroll about 30,000 people when it begins a phase three trial in July. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports.

Moderna on Thursday confirmed it plans to start a trial of 30,000 volunteers of its much-anticipated coronavirus vaccine in July as the company enters the final stage of testing.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech said the primary goal of the study would be to prevent symptomatic Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The key secondary goal would be prevention of severe disease, as defined by keeping people out of the hospital.

Moderna said it has selected the 100 microgram dose of the vaccine for the late-stage study. At that dose level, the company is on track to deliver about 500 million doses per year, and possibly up to 1 billion doses per year, starting in 2021 from the company’s internal U.S. manufacturing site and strategic collaboration with Swiss drugmaker Lonza.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. If they have evidence that this vaccine works before November Trump wins. That's literally the only thing that would guarantee a 2nd term.

  2. Now everything is exposed. Everyone knows the story. Please don't advocate for the big pharma. This money is filthy.

  3. Everything is now perfectly clear. The whole agenda is exposed. As warned by many genuine doctors, it's now happening.

  4. Why are they making a vaccine for a virus that only kills 0.1% of people and will mutate before they are done producing it?

  5. Let us all pray that this is the vaccine we needed so that our life will ne back to normal..By the help of high technology of scientists plus our prayers we can stop this pandemic that affects in our daily lives… Prayer is powerful…. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  6. Okay. Here is a fact. It normally takes 10 years to develop a vaccine. They will develop this one in a year. Why don't people use common sense? How can this vaccine possibly be safe?

  7. 100ug show's they're throwing a Hail Mary. I hope this thing is successful as I want life back to normal, but I'm sceptical AF based on this news

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