Why did a German newspaper insist the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine was inefficacious for older people—without evidence?

  title={Why did a German newspaper insist the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine was inefficacious for older people—without evidence?},
  author={Hristio Boytchev},
Reporting information from single anonymous sources that turns out to be false could erode public confidence in the vaccines that are crucial to controlling the covid-19 pandemic. Hristio Boytchev reports 
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  • A. Kronbichler, H. Anders, +7 authors A. Bruchfeld
  • Medicine
  • Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
  • 2021
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