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US hopeful of pre-Christmas COVID jab, Australia still has long wait – Sydney Morning Herald

Millions of vulnerable Americans could be vaccinated against coronavirus before end of 2020 but Australians will have to wait for months before anyone gets a shot….

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While the US and Europe have bought hundreds of millions of doses of Moderna’s vaccine, Australia signed direct deals with competitors Pfizer, Novavax and AstraZeneca.
Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine looks promising but Novavax is months away from completing trials and AstraZeneca has hit a major speed bump.
A researcher working on AstraZeneca’s vaccine.Credit:University of Oxford
Last week AstraZeneca claimed its vaccine was 90 per cent effective but did not initially disclose that figure came only when…

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