China's Sinopharm says vaccine 79 percent effective against Covid-19

Chinese firm Sinopharm has said its coronavirus vaccine is 79 percent effective following Phase 3 trials.

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Phase 3 trials of a Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine found it was 79 percent effective, the Chinese pharma giant said Wednesday, lower than rival jabs developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna but a potential breakthrough in the battle to stem the pandemic in Asia.

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