Exclusive: The modern Covid-19 vaccine has been made “quickly but thoroughly”, says the chairman

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In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Noubar Afeyan, founder and chairman of Moderna, discussed his biotechnology company’s Covid-19 vaccine, which clinical trials show is 94.5% effective. The Lebanese-American entrepreneur assured that the vaccine is safe and said that it had been created “quickly but thoroughly”. He also revealed that it can remain stable in the refrigerator for “up to 30 days”. Afeyan explained that in addition to Moderna, vaccines from other pharmaceutical companies will be needed so that “by 2021 we can vaccinate as much of the population who want to be vaccinated”.