(E) The FDA has just approved the Novavax vaccine, which is now the four Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S after Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J. Novavax’s vaccine leverages a recombinant protein technology similar to the one from Sanofi-GSK that is a decade-old approach, and used in multiple routine vaccinations such as HPV, hepatitis B and influenza.
The vaccine is highly effective, according to the clinical data: two doses were 90% effective at preventing illness from Covid when tested in a study involving about 30,000 adults ages 18 and older.
Following is a short tutorial on Novavx’s recombinant protein technology:
Note: The picture above is the Sars-Cov-2 spike protein – image from the Washinghton post video.
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