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These 3 Covid-19 vaccines have been in the news. Here’s what you need to know about them
By Theresa Waldrop, CNN
(CNN) The US government is pouring billions into Covid-19 vaccines, and candidates from three companies are moving along quickly: Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax.
Here’s what you need to know about them.
These are among the dozens of Covid-19 vaccines in trials around the world as researchers rush to find a way to stop the pandemic.
To help speed the process, the US government’s Operation Warp Speed is providing some funding for those three and five others — vaccine candidates the US Department of Health and Human Services calls “the most promising.”
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Operation Warp Speed’s goal is to have 300 million doses of a vaccine that’s safe and effective by January 2021.
While the Phase 1 trial results are promising, the proof will be in the results of the final, large Phase 3 trials. If a vaccine candidate makes it through that, it will go to the US Food and Drug Administration for approval.
Phase 1 trials involve testing the vaccine in a small group of people to see if it’s safe and if it’s effective. Phase 2 trials involve a larger group and often involve various potential doses. Phase 3 trials are a final stage before seeking approval and look for safety, efficacy and optimal dosing. For coronavirus, they are all scheduled to involve 30,000 people.
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