CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Moderna claims its’ coronavirus vaccine is showing promise in monkeys.
The Cambridge-based company said a new study found primates who were given the vaccine were able to fight off the virus.READ MORE: Massachusetts To Provide Weekly At-Home COVID Tests For Students, Staff At Schools
The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine Tuesday.READ MORE: Walt Anderson And The NFL Cooked Up A Whopper Of A Lie For Football Fans On Wild Card Weekend
This does not guarantee that the vaccine will work for humans but Moderna said in a statement it is “cautiously optimistic.”MORE NEWS: Maura Murray's Family Says FBI Putting Out Nationwide Bulletin For Missing UMass Student
The bio-tech company began phase three of its clinical trial Monday as it started testing the vaccine on 30,000 people.