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Heavy hearts soared with news the Moderna (MRNA) Covid-19 vaccine candidate — the frontrunner in the U.S. market — seemed to generate an immune response in Phase 1 trial subjects. Its market cap surged to $29 billion, an astonishing feat for a company that currently sells zero products. But was there good reason for so much enthusiasm? Several vaccine experts told STAT that, based on the information made available by the company, there is really no way to know how impressive — or not — the vaccine may be.

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