Covid-19: Novavax vaccine efficacy is 86% against UK variant and 60% against South African variant

@article{Mahase2021Covid19NV,
  title={Covid-19: Novavax vaccine efficacy is 86\% against UK variant and 60\% against South African variant},
  author={Elisabeth Mahase},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2021},
  volume={372}
}
Interim results have been released from a phase III trial carried out in the UK with more than 15 000 participants aged between 18 and 84, including 27% over the age of 65. The trial tested two doses of the vaccine administered threeweeks apart and reported 62 symptomatic cases of covid-19, of which 56 were in the placebo group (saline) and six in the vaccine group. Of the 62 cases, only one was severe (in the placebo group), and 32 were with the UK variant. 
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