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Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is 94 percent effective at preventing symptomatic illness, data published Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed. The FDA is expected to issue an emergency use authorization for the vaccine as early as Friday.
The FDA issued an emergency use authorization on Tuesday for the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test, the first over-the-counter diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can be conducted entirely at home. Ellume expects to produce 3 million of the tests—which the FDA says boast greater than 90 percent accuracy and deliver results in about 20 minutes—in January.