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Novavax Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate showed strong efficacy against the coronavirus in a large trial that signals a new option is nearing for a global community still desperate for protection against the virus and its variants.

The shot was 90% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and 100% effective at preventing moderate and severe symptoms, the U.S.-based biotech firm said in a statement on Monday. It was also 93% effective against variants of concern, according to results from a secondary analysis that mostly included cases of the alpha variant predominant in the U.S.

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