The new of the new COVID vaccine has been hugely politicized – and now, former presidents Bush, Clinton, and Obama are stepping in.
A vaccine for the deadly coronavirus is on the brink of completion.
And now, the much-needed remedy could nearly be ready according to interim data.
But the vaccine isn’t without its issues.
Here’s the full story…
The coronavirus pandemic took the entire planet hostage back in March and things have been diabolical.
And at the time of writing, there are currently 65,026, 390 cases of the virus.
And even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world – with more than 270,000 deaths alone.
And Donald Trump’s eagerness to tone down the virus didn’t at all go to plan.
He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply “live with the virus.”
And it got us all wondering… What’s the progress with the much-needed vaccine?
And, for a long time, there was little luck.
A number of different companies have been coming forward with promising claims from their labs.
But the vaccine everyone is talking about today has come from the biotech firm, Moderna.
If that isn’t a reason to celebrate a vaccine, what is?
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.
The company has only just completed their first trial, which involved 30,000 people in the US – half were given 2 doses of the vaccine, 4 weeks apart, while the rest had dummy injections.
Conspiracy theorists are claiming that they’ll refuse point blank to take the vaccine as they believe it’s unsafe in some way.
Bush, Clinton, and Obama have all offered to take the vaccine in a public setting to prove that it’s safe.
“I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting COVID,” Obama said.
While Clinton says he’s also willing to “do it in a public setting if it will help urge all Americans to do the same.”
No word from Trump yet…
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