Imagine dining in a restaurant that served your turkey dinner at 120 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees is safe), charged you $500 a plate, and then had no liability when you ended up passed out on the bathroom tile from food poisoning. And then it got a 5 star review.
BusinessInsider.com reports that the Moderna vaccine was designed in 2 days.
Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials, the company announced last week.
The vaccine's development process was unprecedentedly fast — only the team of Pfizer and BioNTech beat the biotech newcomer in announcing results from a late-stage clinical trial.
The experimental vaccine was also far more effective than expected: The Food and Drug Administration had said it would likely approve a vaccine that showed at least 50% efficacy, and Dr. Anthony Fauci had said he hoped for 70%. (AstraZeneca found its coronavirus vaccine candidate to be 70% effective on average, while Pfizer-BioNTech reported their shot is 95% effective.)
But perhaps more remarkable is that Moderna designed its vaccine in just two days in January, before some people had even heard of the coronavirus....