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Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine could cut transmission by two-thirds, says new report

Telegraph, 03 Feb 2021
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said a study showing a single dose of the Oxford vaccine may reduce transmission of coronavirus by two-thirds "categorically" supported the Government's strategy of delaying rollout of the second jab.

He told Sky News: "This Oxford report is very good news, it backs the strategy that we've taken and it shows the world that the Oxford vaccine works effectively.

"The really good news embedded in it is that it not just reduces hospitalisations - there were no people in this part of the trial who are hospitalised with Covid after getting the Oxford jab - but also it reduces the number of people who have Covid at all, even asymptomatically, by around two-thirds.

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