AstraZeneca Says Its Vaccine Likely Works Against New Variant
The firm says their COVID-19 vaccine has a winning formula and even works against the new strain of the virus.
AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot announced on Sunday that the firm's vaccine will likely be effective against the new more contagious strain that has shown up in the UK, reported TIME.
“We think we have figured out the winning formula and how to get efficacy that, after two doses, is up there with everybody else,” Soriot told TIME. “I can’t tell you more because we will publish at some point.”
Soriot was referring to the fact that some concerns have risen that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not as effective as the Pfizer one as it is reported to be only 70% effective whereas Pfizer's is 95% effective.