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AstraZeneca working on vaccine with Oxford to target new variant, CEO says – La Repubblica

Chief Executive of AstraZeneca Pascal Soriot smiles as he leaves a television studio at Millbank in London

(Reuters) – AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said on Tuesday that the British drugmaker is working with Oxford University on a vaccine that will target the South African variant of COVID-19.

“Having said that, we’re also working on a vaccine with Oxford University that will target the variant,” Soriot told Italian daily La Repubblica in an interview https://bit.ly/2KWidAc published late on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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