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Coronavirus Update: Novavax Vaccine Shows High Effectiveness Against Variants

Plus: Korea Makes Vaccine Plan, AZ To Produce In Japan

Executive Summary

The vaccine is 95.6% effective at preventing infection with the original COVID-19 strain and 85.6% effective at protecting against the B.1.1.7 strain, with an overall level of protection across the strains of 89.3%. Meanwhile, South Korea has drawn up a national vaccination plan and AstraZeneca is set to produce doses of its vaccine in Japan.

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