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Study: Oxford-Astrazeneca Can Slow COVID-19 Spread


Wed 03 Feb 2021 | 09:00 PM
Rana Atef

On Wednesday, many reports posted the results of a new study of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine efficiency. The study showed that the vaccine can reduce the spread of the COVID-19.

Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock revealed that the study showed "vaccines are the way out of this pandemic" according to the BBC.

Moreover, it is the first time that a vaccine showed its capability to reduce the transmission of the virus.

So, the transmission of the virus can be most controllable as each vaccinated person by AstraZeneca would protect the other indirectly.

Therefore, Hancock described the study as "really encouraging" asserting that the first dose of the vaccine was a "hugely significant milestone."

The study was conducted by the University of Oxford and it managed to examine the efficiency of the AstraZeneca vaccine and how it could reduce the possibilities of infection.

It highlighted that the vaccine offered 76% effective protection from a single dose for three months, it was increased to 82% after the second dose.

The study came a day after announcing that England and Wales witnessed a new milestone in the novel COVID-19 as deaths linked to the virus became the second-highest-level of the pandemic according to Bloomberg.