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EMA hesitates over flunking Curevac vaccine despite missed target

The European Medicines Agency is reluctant to implement the 50 percent efficacy threshold for covid-19 vaccines.

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On Thursday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reported that it will not be implementing a 50 percent efficacy threshold for covid-19 vaccines.

On Wednesday, it emerged that the Curevac vaccine has 47 percent efficacy. It therefore does not live up to statistical success criteria.

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