Two doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine protected mice from infection for 13 ...

Two doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine protected mice from infection for 13 WEEKS - and a single shot blocked the virus for 7 week Moderna's vaccine tricks the body into producing some of the viral proteins, which the immune system recognizes and builds a response against mice  Researchers gave mice two intramuscular doses, one-microgram each, three weeks apart The rodents were exposed to the virus five weeks and 13 weeks after the second injection, but didn't get sick either time After mice were given just one dose, and then exposed to the virus seven weeks later, they still didn't fall ill 

By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:57 BST, 5 August 2020 | Updated: 23:20 BST, 5 August 2020

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Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine protected mice from infection for several weeks, results published on Wednesday reveals.

Researchers found when the rodents were given two doses of the immunization, they were protected for at least 13 weeks.

Findings also show that, if given insufficient doses, the jab did not 'enhance' COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in the mice. 

It comes as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called the recent coronavirus inoculation developments over the last two weeks 'the most historic advances in the development of vaccines' in an interview with Fox News.

Moderna's vaccine (above) tricks the body into producing some of the viral proteins, which the immune system recognizes and builds a response against mice

Moderna's vaccine (above) tricks the body into producing some of the viral proteins, which the immune system recognizes and builds a response against mice

Mice were given two intramuscular doses three weeks apart and then exposed them to the virus five and 13 weeks later, but the mice didn't fall ill (above) due to neutralizing antibodies

Mice were given two intramuscular doses three weeks apart and then exposed them to the virus five and 13 weeks later, but the mice didn't fall ill (above) due to neutralizing antibodies

The vaccine, developed by Massachusetts-based Moderna, was done in partnership with the National Institutes of Health.

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