The new of the new COVID vaccine has been hugely politicized - and now, former presidents Bush, Clinton, and Obama are stepping in.
The news that we've been waiting months for is finally here...
via: ShutterstockA vaccine for the deadly coronavirus is on the brink of completion.
The American biotech company, Moderna, has been tirelessly working on a vaccine...
via: ShutterstockAnd now, the much-needed remedy could nearly be ready according to interim data.
This is unbelievably exciting news...But the vaccine isn't without its issues. Here's the full story...
Now, we all know that 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.
via: GettyThe coronavirus pandemic took the entire planet hostage back in March and things have been diabolical.
Originating in Wuhan, China, the virus spread across the world at an alarming rate...
via: GettyAnd at the time of writing, there are currently 65,026, 390 cases of the virus.
Over a million people have tragically died as a result...
via: GettyAnd even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world - with more than 270,000 deaths alone.
There's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...
via: GettyAnd Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.
And even when the president was tested positive for COVID himself last month...He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."
This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...
And it got us all wondering... What's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?
@realDonaldTrump “Don’t let it dominate you!” It’s like Trump is saying the >210,000 who have died were weak, like… https://t.co/NQxMWCwa0k— MURRAY (@MURRAY)1601944995.0
Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine...
via: ShutterstockAnd, for a long time, there was little luck.
However, the good news this month has slowly been trickling in.
American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and German biotechnology company, BioNTech have both been working on their own coronavirus vaccines for the last few months...But the vaccine everyone is talking about today has come from the biotech firm, Moderna.
Firstly, Moderna's vaccine was partly funded by country icon, Dolly Parton, who gave $1 million to the firm to aid their research.
If that isn't a reason to celebrate a vaccine, what is?
Finding out that Dolly Parton donated $1 million to the research that resulted in Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, wh… https://t.co/2vAY2vJSox— Ed Masley (@Ed Masley)1605637359.0
And secondly, the results from the trials have been overwhelmingly positive.
The new vaccine is nearly 95% effective, early data from Moderna shows. On the results, the company said it was a "great day" and that they plan to apply for approval to use the vaccine in the next few weeks.
Moderna has announced that its mRNA vaccine for #COVID19 achieved 94.5% protective efficacy in a large-scale trial.… https://t.co/Vhf7PuG2fu— News from Science (@News from Science)1605641404.0