This vaccine costs as little as £7 to produce per dose, making it much cheaper than some of the other vaccines, but about the same as two doses of the Oxford jab.
Professor Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases physician and scientist at the University of Toronto, described the fact the vaccine is more than 85 percent effective at preventing serious illness “terrific”.
The Professor wrote: “Single shot, only requires conventional refrigeration, and look at that beautiful divergence in moderate to severe cases following vaccination, starting at 14 days. Game. Changer.”
Nancy Bennett, a professor of medicine and public health sciences at Rochester University’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York, told the Washington Post: “We know this vaccine prevents 85 percent of the severe disease.