A 3rd coronavirus vaccine works

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Another Monday, another batch of vaccine results. This time:AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford shared that their coronavirus vaccine was 70% effective on average. That comes on the heels of Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and Moderna both sharing last week that their coronavirus vaccines were 95% and 94.5% effective, respectively.

Moncef Slaoui, the scientific head of Operation Warp Speed, is anticipating things will move quickly from here. He said on Sunday that he expects Americans will starting getting Pfizer’s vaccine as early as December 11, assuming regulators sign off on it.

People in the US could start getting Moderna’s vaccine about a week later, he said, assuming regulators green light that shot as well. Slaoui said he expects Moderna to file for emergency use authorization by the end of November.

Meanwhile — the experimental antibody drug that President Donald Trump took as part of his COVID-19 treatment has received emergency use authorization, a step that could make it more widely available as cases continue to surge.

Also today in healthcare news: The inside story of how the sprint for a coronavirus vaccine transformed Moderna, how coronavirus vaccine development compares to other vaccines in history, and Morgan Stanley predicts it will take 4-9 months to vaccinate the majority of the US.

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How the sprint for a coronavirus vaccine transformed Moderna into a $US39 billion powerhouse that’s poised to reshape biotech

Read the full story from Andrew Dunn here>>

Covid vaccineCarol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesA photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vaccine against COVID-19, it is estimated that the clinical phases will begin in August.

How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

Check out the full graphic from Andrea Michelson here>>

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Morgan Stanley predicts it will take 4 to 9 months to vaccinate the rest of the US after first responders and vulnerable people

Read the full story from Isabella Jibilian here>>

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