Novavax COVID vaccine highly effective — except against South African strain

Posted by on January 28, 2021 5:44 pm
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The vaccine candidate from Novavax is almost 90 percent effective against COVID-19 — but just under 50 percent effective against the new South African variant of the virus, the company announced Thursday. A UK study found the Novavax vaccine was 89.3 percent effective in protecting test participants from developing COVID-19 symptoms, the company said in…