• Moderna's coronavirus vaccine doesn't need to be as icy cold as Pfizer's, and that could make it easier to distribute

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study.
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    Moderna and Pfizer have both announced promising trial results this week, suggesting their coronavirus vaccines perform very well at preventing COVID-19 infections.
    But Moderna's shots can be kept in the fridge for a month, while Pfizer's can only last five days that way.
    Pfizer has developed special vaccine briefcases that can keep its shots frozen properly for 15 days, but that may not be enough time to distribute the shots in rural areas, or places without...
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