WHO chief scientist disappointed by CureVac trial

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The World Health Organization’s chief scientist said on Friday that results from the CureVac COVID-19 vaccine’s initial trial were disappointing.

German biotech firm CureVac’ vaccine proved only 47% effective in an initial trial read-out.

“It was disappointing to see the results from CureVac,” the WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan told a news conference.

Photo: A view of a logo of biopharmaceutical company CureVac at the main building in Tuebingen, Germany. EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK