Moderna Coronavirus vaccine sees positive results in phase one trial

DukenukemX

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Just keep in mind that isn't a signal to reopen a country. One thing that our governments have shown is that they're willing to save the economy as the expensive of human life. Vaccines take a while to make, so I would see this as properganda to get people excited to get back to work.

 

jcagara08

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what are the major milestones that Folding At Home project in terms of that never ending simulation for COVID-19 proteins?

Any updates? haven't been running it, only like 4 weeks back.

My Peasant i5 4690K is bleeding whenever I run FAH at the background.
 

aokman

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Just a bs news story from a CEO looking to boost their stock prices...

Phase one is healthy volunteers only and is done purely to test for safety in humans. It does not prove that it is effective as a vaccine.

They also cant just magically jump to phase 3 because they feel like it. Everything has to be peer reviewed and approved by the FDA etc.
 

[Spectre]

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Phase 1 means almost nothing. The number of Phase 1 HIV vaccines that have done well be failed are staggering.
 

EniGmA1987

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"This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why." https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/06/29/coronavirus-mutation-science/?arc404=true
old news is old.

They first found the mutation in February and made articles about it, began investigating it in March, and news stories were posted on the web by April and reposts by May. Now some pop sites finally realized it and suddenly everyone is freaking out over old news.
And the clickbait title of the Wash Post article is terrible. Scientists already know why.
 
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EniGmA1987

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"This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why." https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/06/29/coronavirus-mutation-science/?arc404=true
Turn off my ad blocker? No, sorry. I guess I just won't read this one.
Here is one of the older articles about it from back in March:
https://www.newscientist.com/articl...are-there-two-strains-and-is-one-more-deadly/
Now they have studied it more and found the reason for it being more infectious and contagious. One of the areas that works with the spike protein has made it stronger and more able to infect cells.
 

RPKYGK

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Its still a risk. Lots of these can fail in Phase III testing. I really thought China would be the one to bring the vaccine since they could just start at Phase 3 and say fuck it.
 
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