LONDON (Reuters) – The British authorities’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance stated on Thursday the principle level concerning the AstraZeneca vaccine towards COVID-19 was that it labored, when requested about doubts which have been raised concerning the vaccine.
“The headline result is the vaccine works and that’s very exciting,” Vallance stated throughout a information convention with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Chief Medical Adviser Chris Whitty, answering the identical query, stated there was at all times scientific debate about nearly the whole lot.
“The key thing from our point of view is to leave this in the hands of the regulator … They will make an assessment with lots of data that is not currently in the public domain on efficacy and on safety,” Whitty stated.
Reporting by William James and Estelle Shirbon; modifying by Stephen Addison