Why AstraZeneca's Potential Vaccine Is More Exciting Than You Think

Jason Hawthorne, The Motley Fool
·6-min read
Why AstraZeneca's Potential Vaccine Is More Exciting Than You Think

In the last three weeks, the world has let out a collective sigh of relief on positive news from coronavirus vaccine trials reported by Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and partner BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX), Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), and AstraZeneca (NASDAQ: AZN). Despite the market's reaction, I think investors have more to be excited about from the potential AstraZeneca vaccine than its efficacy data suggests. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford's recent announcement that their vaccine candidate had 70% overall effectiveness at preventing COVID-19 requires a little more digging.