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COVID 19 : Oxford Vaccine is up to 90% effective in preventing Coronavirus, tests show


The vaccine, codenamed AZD1222, was developed at Oxford University with support from the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.


The Oxford vaccine is up to 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, according to tests on thousands of volunteers.


The result compares with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which were recently shown to be 95% and 94.5% effective respectively.


The vaccine, codenamed AZD1222, was developed at Oxford University with support from the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.


The UK has pre-ordered 100 million doses, with four million expected to be rolled out by the end of the year if the vaccine is approved by the medicines' regulator.


Professor Adam Finn, of Bristol University, helped run trials of the jab. He paid tribute to the "community spirit" of volunteers, many of them healthcare workers.


"Everyone has felt very frustrated during this pandemic," he told Sky News.


"To be able to contribute in some way to finding a solution has been a very big part of the motivation for people taking part in the research.


SOURCE : news.sky.com


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