By Jon CohenJan. 29, 2021 , 8:25 AM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation. Less than 24 hours after the small biotech Novavax announced the largely successful results of its COVID-19 vaccine, a pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), said its candidate also had strong efficacy against the pandemic coronavirus, including several new variants that have concerned scientists. In a press release this morning, the company reported efficacy of 85% in preventing severe cases of COVID-19, including complete protection from hospitalization and death starting 28 days after the dose was given. Unlike other COVID-19 vaccines with proven protection that were designed to include a booster dose weeks later, J&J bet on a single dose strategy, which could help greatly expand the number of people immunized against SARS-CoV-2. Some protection was seen as early as 14 days after the dose, and by day 28, the overall efficacy against any COVID-19, mild or severe, was 72% among trial participants in the United States, 66% in Latin America and 57% in South Africa, the company said.The results are based on an interim analysis of the ongoing efficacy trial, but they appear strong enough to meet the… Read full this story
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