Robust immune response from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 drug

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

12:40, 23 November 2020

AstraZeneca joins Moderna and Pfizer in combating COVID-19

The race for finding a viable COVID-19 vaccine intensified in the past couple of weeks. After Moderna and Pfizer announced that their experimental COVID-19 vaccines have over 90% effectiveness in preventing the infection, another company reported impressive results.

AstraZeneca stated that according to the early-stage trials, its vaccine triggers an immune response among adults. The data collected from 560 volunteers revealed that the adults aged between 18 and 55 and those over 56 had a similar immune response.

“We’re really delighted with the results,” stated Professor Andrew Pollard, Head of Oxford’s vaccine trial team.  The vaccine - ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 showed a response 14 days after the first administrated dose, while antibodies appeared 28 days after the second dose, which is considered a booster.

As stated before, other pharma companies announced their vaccines’ effectiveness. Pfizer, whose vaccine is 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 infection, is said to file for an emergency use application to the FDA later today. Moderna is expected to do the same in the following days.

In pre-market trading, AstraZeneca stock price gained 1.80%.

Read here and here about Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines!


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