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COVID news live latest updates UK and EU regulators hold press conferences on AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine over blood clots

Coronavirus latest: Moderna vaccine rollout begins in the UK; regulators holding Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine press conferences over blood clot fears.Continue Reading

RIDE THE WAVE Graph predicts when third Covid wave will strike as deaths set to stay below s

GRAPHS show the third Covid wave is set to hit England in the late summer, but deaths should stay below 100 per day. Sage – the scientific group that advises the government – made the warnings ahead of the next stage of unlocking, on April 12. 🦠 Read our coronavirus liveContinue Reading

AstraZeneca vaccine is effective against symptomatic Covid company says

Vaccinators administer the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine at the Medical centre on March 20, 2021 in Bridport, England. AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine showed 79% efficacy against symptomatic disease and 100% efficacy against severe disease and hospitalization in a new, US-based clinical trial, the company said Monday. The findings from the new PhaseContinue Reading

Lagos receives doses of COVID vaccines

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has received doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government. He disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking at the 2021 International Women’s Day celebration organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the State Government received theContinue Reading

Fact check: the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s effectiveness in older people

Behind the scenesGerman newspaper angers experts by casting doubt on the jab26 Jan 2021German health officials have shot down claims by a Dusseldorf-based newspaper that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is largely ineffective in protecting older people against Covid.Handelsblatt reported overnight that Germany’s “federal government only expects an effectiveness of 8% among the over 65s” when the European Medicines Agency…Continue Reading

UK to ramp up inoculations with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Monday took another giant step in the fight against COVID-19, ramping up its immunization program by giving the first shots in the world from the vaccine created by Oxford University and pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Dialysis patient Brian Pinker, 82, was the first to get the new vaccine shot, administered by…Continue Reading

Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Approved For Use in U.K.

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in partnership with AstraZeneca has been approved for use in the U.K.The country’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the rollout of the vaccine would begin on January 4, with the U.K. ordering 100 million doses of the vaccine, enough to vaccinate 50 million people.He said: “I…Continue Reading