11/27/2020, 9:05 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WHO wants more details on AstraZeneca vaccine

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) shared on Friday they would like to hear more details on the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine whose trial results confused scientists this week.

"What we've seen is a press release. And what is really the next most important step is that the data really needs to be evaluated based on more than a press release," Katherine O'Brien, director of WHO's immunization and vaccines department, said. "We've heard from AstraZeneca that they would like to do a full trial," the WHO's Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan also said earlier in the day.

AstraZeneca's CEO Pascal Soriot said earlier this week that the company aims to conduct another coronavirus vaccine trial globally.

Breaking the News / JC