U.S. AstraZeneca Trial Finds Vaccine Is 79 Percent Effective Against Covid | NBC News NOW

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A Phase 3 trial of the AstraZeneca vaccine conducted in the U.S. found that the Covid-19 vaccine was 79 percent effective against symptomatic illness and 100 percent effective in stopping severe and fatal cases of the disease.

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