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    AZN   GB0009895292

ASTRAZENECA PLC

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AstraZeneca : Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer shot boosts COVID antibody level - study

07/26/2021 | 03:55am EDT

SEOUL, July 26 (Reuters) - A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca and then a Pfizer COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed.

The study involved 499 medical workers - 100 receiving mixed doses, 200 taking two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot and the remainder getting two AstraZeneca shots.

All showed neutralizing antibodies, which prevent the virus from entering cells and replicating, and the result of the mixed schedule of vaccines showed similar amounts of neutralizing antibodies found from the group that received two Pfizer shots.

A British study last month showed similar results - an AstraZeneca shot followed by Pfizer produced the best T-cell responses, and a higher antibody response than Pfizer followed by AstraZeneca.

The data provides further support for the decision of several countries to offer alternatives to AstraZeneca as a second shot after the vaccine was linked to rare blood clots.

The South Korean study also analysed neutralizing activity against major variants of concern, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.

None of the groups demonstrated reduced neutralising activity against the Alpha variant, first identified in Britain, but the neutralization titre decreased by 2.5 to 6 fold against Beta, Gamma and Delta, first detected in South Africa, Brazil and India respectively. (Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Miyoung Kim and Nick Macfie)


ę Reuters 2021
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Sales 2021 35 401 M - -
Net income 2021 5 006 M - -
Net Debt 2021 24 250 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 33,8x
Yield 2021 2,33%
Capitalization 187 B 187 B -
EV / Sales 2021 5,98x
EV / Sales 2022 4,85x
Nbr of Employees 76 100
Free-Float 96,3%
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Pascal Soriot Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Aradhana Sarin Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Leif Valdemar Johansson Non-Executive Chairman
Menelas NICOLAS Pangalos EVP-Biopharmaceuticals Research & Development
Pam P. Cheng Executive VP-Operations & Information Technology
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