White House press secretary Kaylee McEnani announced this in her microblog on Twitter.
“Big news! Thanks to President Donald Trump’s successful Operation Warp Speed program, the second vaccine (Moderna) has been shown to be highly effective in Phase III clinical trials. This news was preceded by news of the success of the Pfizer vaccine. A big win for all.” – says Kaylee McEnani.
Recall that the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has already sold most of its vaccine against coronavirus infection, the effectiveness of which is estimated at 90%.
We also recall that the US National Institutes of Health on July 27 began the world’s largest trial of a vaccine against COVID-19, in which the biotechnology company Moderna and 30 thousand volunteers took part.
The tests were carried out as part of the government’s Operation Warp Speed program, founded to accelerate the development, production, and distribution of drugs and vaccines for COVID-19. The US government has chosen Moderna’s vaccine and has committed nearly a billion dollars to the project.