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South African coronavirus variant may be more deadly, SAGE experts admit

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

It comes after news the Moderna vaccine is due to arrive in the UK by spring - however may be less effective against South African variant
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Moderna begins work on booster to protect against South African variant

Moderna begins work on booster to protect against South African variant

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Firm working ‘out of abundance of caution' after research suggests vaccine less effective against strain The vaccine manufacturer Moderna has started work on a booster for its Covid jab to improve protection against a new variant of coronavirus first detected in South Africa. The US biotech firm said it had launched the work “out of an abundance of caution” after research suggested the vaccine may be less effective against the variant than older forms of the virus. Related: New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Boris Johnson
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Expert reaction to preprint from Moderna about neutralising activity of their vaccine against new variants and announcement of plans to trial a variant booster jab targeting the South African variant

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

A preprint, an unpublished non-peer reviewed study, from Moderna suggests that their COVID-19 vaccine retains neutralizing activity against emerging variants first identified in the U.K. and in South Africa, and Moderna have announced the launch of a clinical program to boost immunity to emerging variants.
Dr Simon Clarke, Associate Professor in Cellular Microbiology at the University of Reading, said:
“In this important study, scientist have put the coronavirus spike protein onto other viruses and assessed the ability of vaccine-induced antibodies to stop them invading cells in a manner...
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Moderna climbs 12% after saying its coronavirus vaccine likely protects against new strains found in the UK and South Africa

Moderna climbs 12% after saying its coronavirus vaccine likely protects against new strains found in the UK and South Africa

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Moderna gained 12% after a report its vaccine likely protects against new COVID-19 strains.
Moderna reached an intraday high of $147.43 Monday morning.
The biotech company will begin testing a booster against the variant first found in
South Africa.
Watch Moderna trade live here .
Shares of Moderna gained as much as 12% Monday following a report from the biotechnology company that its vaccine can likely protect against new mutant strains of the coronavirus .
Moderna reached an intraday high of $147.43 soon after the Monday opening bell before paring some gains.
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Moderna insists its Covid vaccine DOES work on new coronavirus variants

Moderna insists its Covid vaccine DOES work on new coronavirus variants

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Moderna, a US company, tested its vaccine against the emerging variants of the coronavirus and found it still offered protective immunity against the Kent and South Africa strains of Covid-19.
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Moderna confirms vaccine works against UK and South African Covid-19 strains

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The Moderna coronavirus vaccine, due to arrive in the UK in the spring, is effective against all emerging mutations of the virus that have been detected to date, the company has announced.
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Moderna Covid vaccine 'works against UK and South Africa variants'

Moderna Covid vaccine 'works against UK and South Africa variants'

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

Moderna said its coronavirus vaccine, which will be available in the UK this spring, produced virus-neutralizing antibodies in lab tests against the new mutant strains found in Britain and South Africa
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Moderna Covid vaccine effective against deadlier new strain from South Africa

Moderna Covid vaccine effective against deadlier new strain from South Africa

1 month ago   |   By Metro

A nurse prepares the Moderna Covid vaccine
Moderna has said its Covid vaccine is effective against mutant variants found in the UK and South Africa.
A two-dose regimen of the Moderna Covid vaccine is expected to be protective against emerging strains detected to date, the company said.
Moderna, however, said it would test a vaccine booster against the South African variant in pre-clinical trials to see if that would be more effective in boosting antibodies against the variant and other future variants.
Although all viruses mutate constantly, scientists are concerned about the mutations...
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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine is less effective against one coronavirus variant 

1 month ago   |   By STAT

Moderna is studying adding booster doses to its vaccine regimen after finding its Covid-19 vaccine was less effective against a coronavirus variant that was first identified in South Africa, the company said Monday.
In lab research that involved testing whether blood from people who had received the vaccine could still fend off different coronavirus variants, scientists found that there was a six-fold reduction in the vaccine's neutralizing power against the variant, called B.1.351, than against earlier forms of the coronavirus, Moderna reported
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