AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce virus transmission

      Published on Monday, 8 February , 2021      662 Views     
AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce virus transmission

  • Coronavirus

Researchers from Oxford University say AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine does more than protect people from falling seriously ill, it also appears to reduce transmission of the virus.





The study released on Wednesday suggested a single dose of the AstraZeneca formula provides a high level of protection for 12 weeks, said AP.

The preliminary findings from Oxford University, a co-developer of the vaccine, could vindicate the British government’s controversial strategy of delaying the second shot so that more people can get a first dose.

Up to now, the recommended time between the first and second dose has been four weeks.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, dismissed deliberately delaying second shots. He says the U.S. will “go by the science” and data from the clinical trials.

The doses of the Pifzer and Moderna vaccines used in the U.S. are to be given three and four weeks apart.



Britain is using vaccines by AstraZeneca and Pfizer. AstraZeneca has also been authorized by the 27-nation European Union.


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Category Coronavirus, Doha News, Government | 2021/02/08 latest update at 9:00 PM
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