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New US data shows AstraZeneca vaccine is effective for all adults, company says – Sydney Morning Herald

AstraZeneca said the vaccine was 79 per cent effective overall at preventing symptomatic cases of COVID-19 – including in older people.

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The AstraZeneca shot, which has been authorised in more than 70 countries, is a pillar of a UN-backed project known as COVAX that aims to get COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries, and it has also become a key tool in European countries efforts to boost their sluggish vaccine rollouts. That important role in the global strategy to stamp out the pandemic make doubts about the shot especially worrying.
Stephen Evans, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said the new data could help…

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