Watch: Oxford COVID vaccine ‘up to 90% effective’
Scientists have hailed the news of the latest successful trial of a coronavirus vaccine, saying they “can see the end of the tunnel”.
The results of a large-scale trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and manufacturer AstraZeneca has been welcomed by health experts and the government.
England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, tweeted that it was a “very encouraging step forward”.
This is a very encouraging step forward.
I would like to say a huge thank you to those who volunteered and the researchers around the country.
The regulators will now do their independent analysis for safety and efficacy but this is another important advance. https://t.co/Iz1ZEzJ7x7
— Professor Chris Whitty (@CMO_England) November 23, 2020
Overall, the vaccine was revealed to be 70% effective against coronavirus. However, it can be up to 90%