AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) shares are in green in the pre-market session Wednesday after a British doctor involved in the approval of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine said on Wednesday one dose is about 70% effective after 21 days and before the second dose is administered.
After day 22 of a first dose, Vaccination is successful with the efficacy of around 70%, said Wei Shen Lim, chair for COVID-19 immunization of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization.
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Following the report,Asia’s stock market soared as investors bet on strong economic growth next year, pushing the safe-haven dollar to its lowest level since April 2018.