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AstraZeneca

Definition of AstraZeneca

  1. It is the fusion of words from two companies, namely Astra AB and Zeneca Group plc. These pharmaceutical companies were merged in 1999 to form AstraZeneca plc.
  2. Term known to identify one of the vaccines against the COVID-19 virus and developed in 2020 by the University of Oxford and the British company AstraZeneca plc.

ORIGIN OF ASTRAZENECA

The term astrazeneca has been used since 1999 to refer to the company AstraZeneca plc. The term comes from Z eneca, which is a name invented by the branding consultancy Interbrang, and Astra company that was founded by 400 doctors and pharmacists in Södertälje, Sweden.

The Astrazeneca vaccine was one of the first to go out into the world to counter Covid-19. However, the effectiveness of it has been a matter of many debates as well as the adverse effects it has.

CURIOSITIES OF ASTRAZENECA

  1. AstraZeneca is one of the vaccines with the highest doses deployed worldwide. This is due to low cost and practicality, therefore, each dose has a value of around $ 4 USD.
  2. The debate around this vaccine has focused on whether it is really safe for the population or puts their lives at risk. Mainly, it has been associated with the formation of blood clots that have been fatal.
  3. Despite the fact that many reports have been generated that deny the risks of the Astrazeneca vaccine, several countries have decided not to use it. among them are Norway and Germany.