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AZ Will Sideline ‘Lucky Mistake’ Data To Secure COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

UK Regulator Asked To Get On With Review; US Unlikely To Accept Data

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A lower first dose boosted the vaccine’s efficacy result, but AstraZeneca has conceded that this has to be proven in a separate trial. In the meantime, the UK government has asked the regulator to assess the vaccine under a special health emergency provision.

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