British Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented on the data on the trials of the AZD1222 coronavirus vaccine company AstraZeneca. The politician made a statement on Twitter.
“Our brilliant scientists from Oxford and AstraZeneca are great, keep it up,” the prime minister wrote. He called the test results of the British vaccine fantastic. Johnson added that there will be several more drug tests ahead.
AstraZeneca said earlier that an interim analysis of vaccine clinical trials showed an average efficacy of 70 percent. The research also found that protection against COVID-19 appears 14 days after receiving two doses of the vaccine.
In September, AstraZeneca suspended trials of its COVID-19 vaccine after one study participant contracted transverse myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord). Later, in October, it became known of the death of one of the volunteers for the national trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It turned out that the test taker had received a placebo, and the company continued testing.