If true, this is significant.

British doctors at Oxford University are claiming their Burkina Faso based clinical trials for a malaria vaccine achieved 77% efficacy. It was a relatively small trial with 450 participants. There will now be a follow on trial of 4,800 participants.

400,000 people die each year from Malaria. There were an estimated 229 million cases worldwide in 2019.

To access the clinical trial paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3830681

We have been battling malaria for some time, so it can be defeated. Drugs today can be effective but cost is an issue for the world’s poorest. We have to be willing to fund a vaccine to make it effective. It is interesting how widespread malaria was a century again, reaching cities not associated with malaria such as Toronto, Stockholm and Moscow based on this map.