Drugmakers rush to test whether vaccines stop coronavirus variant

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2020
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Drug makers including BioNTech and Moderna are scrambling to test their COVID-19 vaccines against the new fast-spreading variant of the virus that is raging in Britain, the latest challenge in the breakneck race to curb the pandemic.

Ugur Sahin, chief executive of Germany’s BioNTech, which with partner Pfizer took less than a year to get a vaccine approved, said on Tuesday he needs another two weeks to know if his shot can stop the mutant variant of the virus.

Moderna expects immunity from its vaccine to protect against the variant...

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-variant/drugmakers-rush-to-test-whether-vaccines-stop-coronavirus-variant-idUSKBN28W1M8

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