Next steps and new hope for possible coronavirus vaccine

Moderna says their first experimental vaccine has been found safe and effective in its first human trial with 45 patients who developed the same level of antibodies as a recovered COVID-19 patient.
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well. Now the latest on that hopeful sign for a coronavirus vaccine. A major drug company announcing that their first experimental vaccine tested on humans is showing promising results. Eva pilgrim has more for us. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Yeah, all eyes are watching the latest on the vaccine development but with that still a ways off here in New York they are ramping up testing opening up sites at police stations and firehouses like this one to test first responders as they continue to fight this vaccine. This morning, hopeful news from biotech company modern reporting their vaccine has been found safe and effective in the first phase of its human trial. We took the first eight subjects in the study. They have antibodies. Are they likely to be protective and neutralizing the virus and saw in all cases they were which was encouraging. Reporter: Early results showing all 45 patients developed the same level of antibodies as someone who has recovered from covid-19. The company now heading into phase two testing about 600 patients. Phase three, expected to start in July testing as many as 10,000 people. This as most of the country, 49 states, have now eased restrictions, cases are still rising in at least 11 states. In New York, talk that New York City could move into the first phase of re-opening in early June. The last thing in the world we want is, hey, take off some restrictions and immediately have a problem. Reporter: On Monday Texas moving into stage 2 re-opening gyms two days after marking its highest one-day increase in cases. When we increase testing in hot spots, the number of people testing positive is going to spike. Usually within a week or two the flairup is contained. Reporter: Coast to coast frustrations over opening up growing. In Columbus, Ohio, the owner of this bar and restaurant says he's not sure if he can even open again after being cited by the department of health for social distancing violations. There's active guidance. Reporter: In New Jersey defiance outside this gym Reporter: Determined to open its doors despite state orders, police putting owners on notice but no order to shut down. You are all in violation of the executive order. On that note, on that note, have a great day, everything be safe. Reporter: And as we look ahead they are recommending that campers and staff take their temperatures for two weeks prior to arriving at any camp and some colleges and universities are shifting schedules moving to online learning in December in order to avoid a second wave of this virus and the flu. Michael. So many different approaches, thank you so much, Eva.

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