AstraZeneca Vax Shows “Strong Effect” With One Dose

The Washington Post reports:

Researchers at Oxford University released new results from their vaccine, which is being manufactured by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca, showing it gives 76 percent protection for three months after just one dose.

Testing also reveals that those vaccinated are much less likely to transmit the disease, which will help stem the continuing spread of the virus.

The good news comes amid worrying discoveries by scientists over a mutation in the coronavirus variant identified in Britain that makes it more resistant to the vaccines. The mutation, dubbed “Eeek” by scientists, alters the part of the virus targeted by most vaccines and antibodies — making it stealthier.

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