Moderna destroyed 400K COVID-19 vaccines
Moderna destroyed 400K COVID-19 vaccines. According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 18th, Moncef Sloy, the vaccine consultant of the current US President, said that Moderna had destroyed 400,000 doses of vaccine due to production problems.
According to reports, problems related to “filtration” appeared in the final stage of vaccine production. Moderna spokesman Ray Jordan said that Moderna can still complete the production task of 20 million doses of vaccine this month, and can also produce 8,500 to 100 million doses of vaccine for the United States in the first quarter of 2021. Sloy pointed out that in such a complicated production process of the Moderna vaccine, similar problems should be foreseen in advance.
Earlier on the 18th, the US Food and Drug Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine team recommended approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. With 20 votes in favor, 4 votes against, and 1 abstention, the group agreed to recommend the Moderna vaccine to people over 18 years of age.
The team claimed that, based on evidence from a clinical trial of 30,400 people, the Moderna vaccine is safe and effective at 95%. The Moderna vaccine will become the second vaccine against new coronavirus pneumonia in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s emergency use authorization (EUA) application for the COVID-19 vaccine on the 11th.