Covid-19: Oxford vaccine proves highly effective – BBC News

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    A coronavirus vaccine developed by the UK’s University of Oxford protects 70% of people, a large trial has shown. The figure could be as high as 90% by tweaking the dose. It comes after Pfizer and Moderna vaccines showed 95% protection. But the Oxford jab is far cheaper and easier to store – so could play a significant role in tackling the pandemic if approved for use by regulators.

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