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Covid: Moderna vaccine trial nearly 95% effective – BBC News

Summary

  1. A new vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows
  2. However, it is not yet clear how long the immunity will last, or how well it works with older age groups
  3. UK government in “advanced talks” to secure a supply of the vaccine – by spring “at the earliest”
  4. Meanwhile, a major trial of a vaccine to protect against Covid has launched in the UK – the third such trial in the country
  5. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and six other MPs are self-isolating after they all attended a breakfast meeting and one later tested positive
  6. UK government says it hopes testing will allow all care home to admit visitors by Christmas
  7. Dentists warn of an oral health crisis after 19,000 dental treatments were missed in the UK
  8. The states of Michigan and Washington bring in strict measures as cases in the US top 11 million
  9. South Australian authorities say they are facing a “dangerous situation” after reporting 18 coronavirus cases in the state’s first outbreak since April
  10. There have been more than 54 million coronavirus cases and 1.3 million deaths across the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data

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