Mene Pangalos (via AstraZeneca)

Un­der fire, As­traZeneca hus­tles out a pri­ma­ry cut of the num­bers for its Covid-19 vac­cine sup­port­ing pos­i­tive ef­fi­ca­cy

Af­ter spend­ing the last 48 hours in a pres­sure cook­er of wide­spread crit­i­cism, As­traZeneca has up­dat­ed its da­ta on its con­tro­ver­sial Covid-19 vac­cine.

The phar­ma gi­ant an­nounced Wednes­day evening that their vac­cine was 76% ef­fec­tive in the pri­ma­ry analy­sis, a small slip on over­all ef­fi­ca­cy from its first cut of the da­ta. There was 100% ef­fi­ca­cy in pre­vent­ing se­vere dis­ease and hos­pi­tal­iza­tion. The slight re­vi­sion still bears up well in com­par­i­son with the 72% ef­fi­ca­cy rate cit­ed by J&J for its vac­cine, leav­ing As­traZeneca in a sol­id po­si­tion to win an emer­gency au­tho­riza­tion from the FDA.

Endpoints News

Unlock this article instantly by becoming a free subscriber.

You’ll get access to free articles each month, plus you can customize what newsletters get delivered to your inbox each week, including breaking news.