November 30, 2020

Hopes for December vaccines get a boost despite ‘surge on surge’ warning

Washington (AFP) – Hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a boost with US firm Moderna saying it was filing Monday for emergency authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and Europe.After top US scientists warned Americans to brace for a “surge upon a surge”, Moderna reported full results had confirmed a high vaccine efficacy estimated at 94.1 percent.It was set to join American pharmaceuticals maker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, which applied for similar approvals last week, and have predicted their vaccine could be greenlit in the US shortly …


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