Moderna’s Stronger Vaccine AdComm Vote Indicative Of Second Mover Advantage, Not Data Profile
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine got a more solid ‘yes’ vote than Pfizer/BioNTech’s, but committee chair cautions against drawing any comparisons between the products from the different tallies. Last-minute bickering over FDA’s phrasing of voting question complicated meeting but resulted in minimal harm.
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