Live updates: modern to introduce coronavirus vaccine for emergency use authority

Modern became the latest company to announce that it would apply for the Emergency Use Authority of its coronavirus vaccine candidate.

In a statement regarding the filing plans for the EUA, the company said it expects to have 20 million doses by the end of 2020 and 1 billion doses available globally in 2021. The shot, which is a two-dose trap, according to the company, will be ready to ship within weeks of approval.

Pfizer has already planned for the European Union and FDA to decide in early December. AstraZeneca has also indicated that it is preparing to file for its own EUA.

Fast facts

    • Modern to introduce coronavirus vaccine for Emergency Use Authority
    • The company plans to produce 20 million doses by 2020
    • US has crossed 13.3 million cases of the virus

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 13.3 million confirmed cases of the virus in the US since the pandemic began.

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