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Moderna begins trial of Omicron-specific vaccine booster

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 07:51
  WASHINGTON - US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday that it has begun clinical trials of a booster dose of vaccine designed specifically to combat the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The trials will involve a total of 600 adults -- half of whom have already received two doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine at least six months ago, and half of whom have received two doses plus the previously authorized booster dose. The booster specifically targeting Omicron will therefore be evaluated as both a third and a fourth dose. The company also reported results on the efficacy against Omicron of the booster that has already been authorized. It said that six...

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N.Korea fires projectile into sea off east coast, S.Korea says

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/27/2022 - 07:46
    SEOUL - North Korea fired at least one "unknown projectile" into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said on Thursday, in what would be the sixth round of missile tests this month. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it had detected the launch, but did not elaborate. On Tuesday, North Korea had fired two cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said, amid rising tension over a recent series of weapons tests. Earlier in the month North Korea tested tactical guided missiles, two "hypersonic missiles" capable of high speed and maneuvering after lift-off, and a railway-borne missile system. gsg...

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