Remember the vaccine that was 90 per cent effective, we were told? That was a MISTAKE

It had to be too good to be true. It was an announcement by Boris Johnson.

The finding that a vaccine developed in Oxford was 90 per cent effective was a mistake caused by a dosing error, it has been revealed:

In the spring, scientists were left baffled as to why participants were experiencing much milder side effects than expected.

When they checked, they found participants had received just half the dose given to 500 adults in earlier safety trials.

Instead of restarting the trial, researchers at Oxford University boosted the initial participants with a full dose while everyone who enrolled later received the full amount.

The so-called “correct” vaccine does was just 62 per cent effective.

Fortunately, it seems to have been a lucky mistake as a lower dose appears to be more effective.

But we’re dealing with Tories here. Let’s not take anything at face value until the Covid crisis is very far behind us.

Source: Dosing error in trials led to Oxford vaccine’s 90 per cent efficacy by accident, say scientists

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5 thoughts on “Remember the vaccine that was 90 per cent effective, we were told? That was a MISTAKE

  1. Stu

    The reason Bojob is plugging it is because it’s cheaper, easier to store and cheaper to transport – regardless of its effacity, it’s what we peasants are getting.

    The much more expensive and effective ones will be reserved for MPs and the like, selling the excess to the airlines so they can charge us more for travelling with them.

    I bet Professor Vallance is rubbing his hands with joy as he invested £600k in GSK.

  2. Zippi

    It’s hardly fair to blame that on the Tories! These people are geeks and they want to be right and they want their vaccines to be successful, they are not driven by politics and all of the other nonsense that you appear to be attributing to them. After all, if a vaccine doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Boris Johnson wanted to be first out of the blocks with a vaccine, to show that the UK was actually doing something to defeat Covid-19, and it seems he wasn’t too particular about waiting until it was proved effective.

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