Covid-19 roundup: Moderna readies to enter PhIII in July, AstraZeneca not far behind; EU ready to negotiate vaccine access with $2.7B fund
Moderna may soon add another first to the Covid-19 vaccine race.
In March, the mRNA biotech was the first company to put a Covid-19 vaccine into humans. Next month, they may become the first company to put their vaccine into the large, late-stage trials that are needed to prove whether the vaccine is effective.
In an interview with JAMA editor Howard Bauchner, NIAID chief Anthony Fauci said that a 30,000-person, Phase III trial for Moderna’s vaccine could start in July. The news comes a week after Moderna began a Phase II study that will enroll several hundred people.
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