AstraZeneca’s shot at redemption sows further confusion

Dispute with independent scientists overseeing US trial is latest blow to tortured rollout

24 March 2021 - 19:59 By Hannah Kuchler, Sarah Neville, Oliver Barnes and Donato Paolo Mancini

The latest blow to AstraZeneca’s tortured effort to bring a Covid-19 vaccine to the world arrived by way of a terse statement released on Tuesday at 22 minutes past midnight in Washington.

In an unprecedented late-night intervention, the National Institutes of Health warned that an independent board of experts overseeing a large US study of the vaccine had “expressed concern that AstraZeneca may have included outdated information” when it announced results from the trial in a press release on Monday...

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