Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine: Shows Promise


Jack Brouhle, Staff Writer

Great news this week as Astrazeneca´s Covid vaccine showed an overall 70% effectiveness rate in stopping the Coronavirus.

This vaccine is one of many that are currently being studied. The effectiveness of it varies depending on the amount of doses and the frequency of doses. That is something that the scientists are working on perfecting in the upcoming months.

According to Professor Andrew Pollard, chief investigator of Oxford Vaccine trial, ¨These findings show that we have an effective vaccine that will save many lives.”

Over the course of this trial session 131 patients were tested with the vaccine. Also, 23,000 volunteers stepped in to be tested with new vaccines in the U.K. and Brazil.