PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (493): vaccine efficacy, CoV-OC43, WHO, global

COVID-19 — Worldwide/Unknown
Moderna is the 2nd company to report preliminary results from a large trial testing a vaccine. But there are still months to go before it will be widely available to the public. The drugmaker Moderna announced on Monday [16 Nov 2020] that its coronavirus vaccine was 94.5 per cent effective, joining Pfizer as a front-runner in the global race to contain a raging pandemic that has killed 1.2 million people worldwide [now over 1.3 million: see below. – Mod.SH].
Both companies plan to apply