Project leader: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial has 50% chance of success - Telegraph - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine trial has only a 50% chance of success as the coronavirus seems to be fading rapidly in the UK, as reported in This is Money.

  • Adrian Hill, director of Oxford's Jenner Institute, which is partnering with AstraZeneca to develop the vaccine, said that an upcoming trial, involving 10,000 volunteers, threatened to return "no result" due to low transmission of COVID-19 in the community.

  • The experimental vaccine, dubbed ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is one of the front-runners in the global race to provide protection against the new coronavirus.

  • "It's a race against the virus disappearing, and against time", Hill remarked, adding "at the moment, there's a 50% chance that we get no result at all."

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