Day May 4, 2021

R21/Matrix M

• A malaria vaccine candidate has shown promise in phase 2b clinical trials, with high efficacy at 77%. The results of the trial were published recently in preprints with The Lancet. About: • The new vaccine candidate, called R21/Matrix M,…

Ebola

• The Democratic Republic of Congo declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that infected 12 people in the eastern province of North Kivu and killed six of them. About: • The outbreak was contained using Merck’s Ebola vaccine, which…