BBC: Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine is 70% effective

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According to the BBC, the corona vaccine developed by manufacturer AstraZeneca and Oxford University is 70 percent effective, according to large-scale testing.

It is both a triumph and a disappointment, the British national broadcaster noted. 

Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines have both demonstrated 95% efficiency for their vaccine candidates.

The Oxford vaccine, on the other hand, is far cheaper and easier to store than the other two. 

It is thus also easier to distribute to countries all over the world.

It would normally take around ten years to develop and approve a vaccine, but AstraZeneca and Oxford have completed the process in just ten months.

The UK has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine, enough to vaccinate 50 million people.

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