To combat COVID-19, Moderna launched a Phase 1 study consisting of 45 participants in an effort to create a vaccine on an expedited timeline. March 16th was the start of the Phase 1 testing. The initial group of 45 people were divided into groups of 15 individuals. Each grouping received 2 doses of treatment, but each group received a different dosage of the proposed vaccine (25, 100, or 250 microgram dosages). The subjects who received both doses, showed higher levels of virus-defeating antibodies when compared to individuals who had recovered from the coronavirus. The majority of participants who received both dosages did report adverse reactions, as to be expected during the trials.
By now, I am sure we are all looking for different things to do while practicing social distancing and following our state's “Stay at Home” orders. Days can become monotonous real fast when you are used to being on the go or if your current routine needs pepped up and refueled. Here are a few ideas of things you can do to add to the mix.
Like many states, Pennsylvania issued a stay-in-place order with all non-essential businesses to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many businesses closed indefinitely, and employees are now working in their new office setting called home.