Oxford Covid vaccine is more effective in elderly people: Report

26-10-2020 Mon 18:00

Giving hope to the elderly battling against the Coronavirus pandemic, early test results for a coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford shows that it produces a robust immune response in elderly people. AstraZeneca, which is developing the vaccine with Oxford University researchers, is being perceived as a frontrunner in the race to produce a vaccine to protect against Covid-19. The Financial Times report citing two unidentified people familiar with the finding said that the vaccine which the company is manufacturing has produced protective antibodies and T-cells in those belonging to the older age groups.

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