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Is AstraZeneca's Covid jab effective against the South African variant?

25 March 2021

5:05 AM

25 March 2021

5:05 AM

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been under attack ever since the results of its phase three trials were announced in December. When the results of US trials were released this week showing 79 per cent efficacy against symptomatic disease and 100 per cent protection from serious cases of Covid 19 – and failing to show up any serious side-effects – it seemed to help bolster its reputation.

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