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News | World Health | Covid19: Dr. Fauci says masks, social distancing will still be needed after a Covid-19 vaccine—here's why

  Jade Scipioni 3-4 minutes - Source: CNBC Dr. Anthony Fauci warns “it’s not going to be a light switch” back to normalcy even when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available to the public. In fact, Fauci recommends people still wear masks and practice social distancing even after getting the vaccine, he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “ State of the Union” on Sunday . On Monday, Moderna announced that preliminary data showed the Covid-19 vaccine it developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is more than 94% effective. The news follows a similar announcement from Pfizer and BioNTech on Nov. 9 , which showed their Covid-19 vaccine was above 90% effective. “Obviously, with a 90-plus percent effective vaccine, you could feel much more confident” about not getting the virus, Fauci told Tapper. “But I would recommend to people to not abandon all public health measures just because you have been va

News | World Health | Covid19 Vaccine: Moderna Vaccine Found Highly Effective at Preventing Covid

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  Robert Langreth 7-9 minutes - Source: BLOOMBERG Moderna Inc. said its Covid-19 vaccine was 94.5% effective in a preliminary analysis of a large late-stage clinical trial, another sign that a fast-paced hunt by scientists and pharmaceutical companies is paying off with potent new tools that could help control a worsening pandemic. The highly positive readout comes just a week after a similar shot developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE was found to be more than 90% effective in an interim analysis. Both shots rely on a technology called messenger RNA that has never been used to build an approved vaccine. Soon, millions of people around the world could be spared from illness by the breakthroughs. A preliminary analysis of data from more than 30,000 volunteers showed Moderna’s vaccine prevented virtually a