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Denmark becomes the 7th European country to halt Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine inoculation

Denmark halted the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as a precaution, after reports of a small number of blood clots and one death. The Danish health authority said it was too early to say whether there was a link to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Austria earlier stopped using a batch of the drug, prompting the […]

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Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on children between 6 and 17

The Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine would be tested on children. The trial will include some 300 volunteers, with the first vaccinations in the trial taking place later in February. Researchers will assess whether the jab produces a strong immune response in children aged between six and 17. The vaccine is one of two being used to […]

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South Africa scraps plans of using Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine procured from India

South Africa scrapped plans of using Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for its inoculation campaign and instead use the Johnson & Johnson jabs, health minister said. The country, worst-hit by the pandemic in Africa, has suspended its vaccine roll-out that was due to begin with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after a study found that the jab failed to prevent mild […]

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United Kingdom authorises use of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

The United Kingdom authorised  emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The UK has ordered 100 million doses, enough for about 50 million people. The first dose would be given as early as Monday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said this would cover the entire population  when combined with the full order of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. The approval […]

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Oxford-AstraZeneca and Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine COCKTAIL mixture clinical trials announced

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca’s Russian branch will use part of Russia’s homemade Sputnik V vaccine in further clinical trials, a major sign of recognition for a jab that has been viewed with scepticism by the West. Russia was one of the first countries to announce the development of a coronavirus vaccine, which it named Sputnik V […]

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Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine provides 70% protection but can be 90% by tweaking dose

The coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford provides 70% protection at stopping Covid-19 symptoms on people, trial data shows. In a glimmer of hope the researchers say the figure may be as high as 90% by tweaking the dose. The results will be seen as a triumph, but its competitor Pfizer and Moderna […]

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When climate activist Greta Thunberg met education activist Malala Yousafzai

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg met Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai at Britain’s University of Oxford on Tuesday and posed for a photo together. 22-year-old, Malala who is a student at the University of Oxford posted a photo on Instagram of herself and Thunberg sitting on a bench with their arms around each other, […]