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After Admitting Mistake, AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine – The New York Times

Some trial participants only got a partial dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Experts said the company’s spotty disclosures have eroded confidence.



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Bigger problems soon surfaced.
An AstraZeneca executive told Reuters on Monday that the company had not intended for any participants to receive the half dose. British researchers running the trial there had meant to give the full dose initially to volunteers, but a miscalculation meant they were mistakenly given only a half dose. The executive, Menelas Pangalos, described the error as serendipity, allowing researchers to stumble onto a more promising dosing regimen.
To many outside experts, that…

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