Dosing error turns into lucky punch for AstraZeneca and Oxford

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca said that a stroke of good fortune that resulted from a dosing error was behind trial data presented on Monday that will allow it and Oxford University to make their case with regulators for a COVID-19 vaccine with up to 90% efficacy. AstraZeneca on Monday said the vaccine could be around 90% effective, when administered as a half dose followed by a full dose a month later, citing data from late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil

Reuters November 24, 2020 00:11:04 IST
Dosing error turns into lucky punch for AstraZeneca and Oxford

Dosing error turns into lucky punch for AstraZeneca and Oxford

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca said that a stroke of good fortune that resulted from a dosing error was behind trial data presented on Monday that will allow it and Oxford University to make their case with regulators for a COVID-19 vaccine with up to 90% efficacy.

AstraZeneca on Monday said the vaccine could be around 90% effective, when administered as a half dose followed by a full dose a month later, citing data from late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil.

(Reporting by Ludwig Burger in Frankfurt and Kate Kelland in London; Editing by David Goodman)

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