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AstraZeneca’s ‘Vaccine Works’: Says Head ‘Scientific Adviser’ U.K.


Regulators are best placed to decide the efficacy of the vaccine with data which aren’t available in public domain.

Patrick Vallance, the “Chief Scientific Adviser” of the government of Britain has said that AstraZeneca’s vaccine proved the main point as it has worked against COVID-19 in reply to the question asked about the doubts raised over the vaccine efficacy. During a news conference wherein the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was also present, Vallance said:
“The headline result is the vaccine works and that’s very exciting”.
Similarly, the chief medical adviser, Chris Whitty was also asked the same question, to which Whitty reminded that scientific debate could be held on “virtually everything”. In Whitty’s words:
“The key thing from our point of view is to leave this in the hands of the regulator ... They will make an assessment with lots of data that is not currently in the public domain on efficacy and on safety”.