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6 crucial unanswered questions about AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine results

A lower initial dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, would mean double the number of vaccine doses available, once regulators approve it. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images For the third consecutive Monday, a drugmaker said its coronavirus vaccine candidate was successful in late-stage studies. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said their two-dose shot was effective at preventing COVID-19, according to preliminary results.  AstraZeneca's news follows similar announcements of suc...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, Getty Images, Analysis, Healthcare, Oxford, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Biotech, Afp, Pollard


The creator of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine is a mom to triplets. Her children participated in the trial.

Sarah Gilbert (top left), chief investigator of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial, speaks with Prince William (bottom right). AstraZeneca/Reuters AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that their COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective, on average. The vaccine's creator, Sarah Gilbert, had faith in its efficacy from the start: Her triplets participated in the UK trial. "This vaccine should do what we always wanted it to do," Gilbert said on Monday. "We wanted a vaccine for...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, Middle East, Oxford, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, William, MERS


Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 6m cases as South Australia reports new case

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid; South Australia rejects ‘stuff-up’ after pizza worker’s lie; German doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patients. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayNHS could start using vaccine next month, says HancockTrials to begin in UK for antibody cocktail drug treatmentSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.27am GMT It’s beginning to look a lot like a Covi...
Tags: UK, Science, Germany, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Santa, South Australia, Johns Hopkins University, RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil Brazil, Donald Trump Jr, Robert Koch Institute, Lisa Cox, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 6m cases as South Australia reports new case

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid; South Australia makes pizza worker scapegoat for failures; German doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patients. Follow latest updates 1.13am GMT The coronavirus pandemic and Victoria’s 112-day lockdown has decimated the Australian state’s coffers, with treasurer Tim Pallas expected to outline a $23.3bn deficit and more than $150bn in net debt in Tuesday’s budget.AAP reports: But it is not all bad news, with the budget also expected to i...
Tags: Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Victoria, South Australia, Andrews, Donald Trump Jr, Tim Pallas, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Canada fears big case rise could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 699 deaths in a day

Trudeau implores Canadians to stay home; Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regionsGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 7.17pm GMT The World Health Organization warned that growing antimi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, India, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, World Health Organization, Madrid, Trudeau


Coronavirus live news: curbs extended in Northern Ireland; Italy reports 653 new deaths

NI restrictions on hospitality sector were due to end on 26 November; Death toll in France increases by 429 in 24 hours; Italy’s death toll reaches 47,870 One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 9.24pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,918 new cases of coronavirus and 606 deaths on Thursday, its Healt...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Northern Ireland, Brazil, Reuters, Health Ministry, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: UK, Italy and Spain record highest daily death totals since spring

Italian ; UK’s highest since May; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 9.23pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,294 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 685 deaths from Covid-19, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The country has registered mo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Korea, Brazil


Scientists captured video of a rare squid with tentacles as long as a human

A bigfin squid spotted 2 miles underwater in Australia's Great Bight. Courtesy of Deborah Osterhage/CSIRO Bigfin squid have tentacles 11 times longer than their bodies. The creatures are camera shy: They've only been spotted a dozen times since the 1980s. Scientists recently captured new, underwater footage of five bigfin squid off the coast of southern Australia — the first time they've been spotted in Australian waters.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The squid w...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Australia, Animals, Africa, Trends, Hawaii, Brazil, Squid, Great Australian Bight, Aylin Woodward, Deborah Osterhage CSIRO Bigfin, Deborah Osterhage, Osterhage, CSIRO Bigfin


Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis

Dairy cows, exposed for a few years to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics. That's the finding of a team of researchers that conducted a study of two dairy herds in Brazil four years after a dam holding mining waste ruptured, and it spotlights a threat to human health, the researchers contend.
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A global black market for negative COVID-19 test results has emerged, with fakes starting around $200

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 test at United Memorial Medical Center testing site in Houston, Texas, June 25, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, people around the world are turning to the black market for negative COVID-19 tests that enable them to travel. Incidents in South America, Europe, and Africa highlight the emerging global black market for negative COVID-19 results. In one case, police in France arrested a ring of sellers ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, UK, Science, News, France, Africa, Trends, Ap, Paris, Testing, Brazil, Ethiopia, World Health Organization, North America


Coronavirus live news: countries scramble to secure vaccine doses as US sees record hospitalisations

UK reports highest deaths since May; Brazil cases pass 5.7m; US sees record hospitalisationsGovernments scramble to secure vaccine dosesPfizer and BioNTech vaccine poses huge global logistics challengeSix key questions about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccineJair Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ after Chinese vaccine trial suspendedDenmark’s mass mink cull illegal, PM admits 12.19am GMT The Unites States has confirmed more than 100,000 cases per day – a 24 hour total not seen by any other country – every day...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Pfizer, Johns Hopkins University, Unites States, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 5.7m cases; Greek football players attend 'coronavirus party'

UK records 20,412 new cases since yesterday; Italian toll in last 24 hours is highest since 15 AprilOlympiakos slam players over ‘coronavirus party’ Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine poses huge global logistics challengeSix key questions about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccineJair Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ after Chinese vaccine trial suspended 11.25pm GMT Hopes that the end of the pandemic has become nearer have soared after the news that a coronavirus vaccine was found to be 90% effective in global trials...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Pfizer, Natalie Grover, Coronavirus


Jair Bolsonaro claims 'victory ' after suspension of Chinese vaccine trial

Critics say halt in testing of Covid vaccine CoronaVac is politically motivatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage by gloating over the suspension of clinical trials of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine after a volunteer’s death.“Another victory for Jair Bolsonaro,” read a comment posted by the official Facebook account of Brazil’s far-right leader on Monday night after the country’s health regulator, Anvisa, anno...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Anvisa, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


The United States has surpassed 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases

A person taking someone's temperature through a car window. Getty There are at least 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States.  With this new milestone, the country makes up about one-fifth of the world's total cases, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. At least 50 million people have been infected with the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


The world has surpassed 50 million confirmed coronavirus cases

A person taking someone's temperature through a car window. Getty There are at least 50 million confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe.  With about 10 million of those cases, the United States makes up about a fifth of the world's total cases. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are over 50 million confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. With about...
Tags: Health, Science, News, India, US, Trends, United States, Brazil, World Health Organization, John Haltiwanger, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, Johns Hopkins University With, Coronavirus Cases, coronavirus cases US


Coronavirus live news: UK records another 378 deaths; France registers record 58,046 new cases

UK also sees more then 24,000 new cases; France daily infections rise again as official says virus crisis is getting worseItaly reports highest death toll since AprilDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsUK chancellor extends furlough scheme until early 2021Exclusive: UK rapid mass tests miss over 50% of cases in pilot China bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after election 11.09pm GMT Brazil report...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: US passes 9m cases; Italian cases jump by 31,000 in a day

Italy also records 199 further deaths; US record surge killing nearly 1,000 Americans a day; Moscow creates vaccination networkGlobal report: Belgium facing new lockdown as Germany takes in patients‘It’s possible’: the race to approve a Covid vaccine by ChristmasUS shatters daily coronavirus record with nearly 90,000 new infectionsWhy Estonia excels at digital learning during CovidParis sees record traffic jams before lockdown 8.20pm GMT France has reported 49,215 new confirmed coronavirus c...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Germany, India, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moscow, Belgium, Brazil, Estonia


Soil-powered fuel cell promises cheap, sustainable water purification

Soil microbial fuel cells proven to be capable of creating energy to filter a person's daily drinking water in Brazil test.
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Coronavirus live: Belgium's intensive care units at risk of being overrun, officials warn

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm GMT Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed it will be easier and cheaper to invest in a cure for Covid-19 rather than a ...
Tags: Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, Merkel, Xinjiang, Reuters, BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 156,000; Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins

Spain stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdown 11.26pm BST The Australian state of Victoria has reported seven new cases of Covid-19 overnight.Despite...
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Xbox Brazil Host Says She Was Let Go In Part Due To Fan Harassment, Though Microsoft Denies

Last Friday, Xbox Brazil video host Isadora Basile announced that Microsoft had severed ties with her. In a tweet, she said she’d been regularly harassed by members of the local Xbox community since being hired in early September, and that that mistreatment was part of the decision to end her contract.Read more...
Tags: Harassment, Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Brazil, Kotaku Core, Isadora Basile


Spain and France both surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases, as Europe's outbreak continues to spiral

Deserted streets in Paris, France, on October 17, 2020, during a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew meant to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Adnan Farzat/NurPhoto via Getty Images Spain and France are the first European countries to record more than a million coronavirus cases. Spain has now reported 1,005,295 cases, while France has recorded 1,000,369 cases, per Johns Hopkins University data. Europe's second wave of the outbreak is spiraling, with governments enforcing harsh restrictions in an attempt...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Russia, India, US, Trends, Spain, Bbc, Italy, News UK, Brazil, Argentina, Johns Hopkins


A 28-year-old volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial has died, but a report says he was in the control group and given a placebo

Vial 1 of Box 1 of the vaccine candidate to be used in Phase 1 clinical trials pictured in Oxford, England, on April 2, 2020. Sean Elias/Handout via Reuters A volunteer in AstraZeneca's vaccine trial in Brazil has died. The man, 28, died from complications of COVID-19, Brazil's O Globo newspaper and CNN Brasil reported. He is the first person to die during any company's COVID-19 vaccine trial. According to O Globo, he was in the control group and had been given a placebo instead of the tri...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, Healthcare, News UK, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Rio De Janeiro, Oxford University, Business Insider, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Oxford England, O Globo, Federal University of São Paulo, Coronavirus


Volunteer in Brazil Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Dies of Covid-19, Reportedly Received Placebo

A 28-year-old Brazilian resident participating in a covid-19 vaccine trial run by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has died of complications related to the coronavirus, a local media outlet reported Wednesday. Health officials and those leading the study have not confirmed whether the volunteer had received…Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Brazil, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: Spain exceeds 1m cases; Lazio region imposes curfew

Spain is first western European country to pass milestone; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19Spain is first western European country to pass 1m casesLombardy cases more than double in a day300,000 excess US deaths recorded as Cathay Pacific cuts 5,900 jobsNew Zealand records 25 Covid cases amid arrival of foreign fishing crews 7.20pm BST That’s all from me today. Thank you all for reading along today and to everybody who got in touch to share tips. I’ll...
Tags: Science, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Rome, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, University of Oxford, Lazio, Cathay Pacific, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray Take


Pastoral care shown to support older people at risk from COVID-19

Volunteers from the Catholic Church in Brazil helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among the elderly, a new study shows.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Catholic Church, COVID


A new study finds poor leadership is the reason for America's unrivaled coronavirus death toll

A teacher explains mathematics during a lesson with sixth graders, who are sitting at socially-distanced desks, on the second day back at class since March (during the novel coronavirus pandemic) on May 5, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Christian Ender/Getty Images In the spring, many countries had high death rates, as the coronavirus circulated around the world unchecked. But in the months since then, most countries took simple steps to prevent disease transmission, and death rates fell dramati...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Sweden, Obama Administration, Mexico, France, White House, China, Berlin, US, America, Trends, Spain, Public Health, Italy


Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 40m; US cases rise in 48 states

Johns Hopkins figures show new landmark tally; Italy introduces new restrictions; Dr Fauci not surprised that Trump caught coronavirus Global report: Fauci ‘absolutely not’ surprised Trump got CovidChina becomes first major economy to recover from Covid-19 pandemicUS coronavirus cases surge in most statesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.19am BST In the UK, the government is still facing resistance over its attempt to move Greater Manchester into a tier 3 lockdown. The mayor, Andy Burnham,...
Tags: UK, Science, India, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Greater Manchester, Brazil, Andy Burnham, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Burnham


Global coronavirus cases have hit 40 million, doubling since August 10

A crowded London street is seen on October 18, shortly after the city was placed under new coronavirus restrictions. Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 40 million on Monday.  Large parts of the world are seeing a surge in infections, and governments are scrambling to institute new lockdown measures.  The US, India, and Brazil remain the hardest-hit countries with a combined 21 million cases.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. G...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, Sweden, France, Trends, Spain, Liverpool, News UK, Brazil, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Fda, Pfizer, Reuters


Coronavirus live news: Madrid court rejects partial lockdown as 'harmful to basic rights'; Brazil cases pass 5m

Madrid court strikes down partial lockdown order in city; Trump returns to Oval Office against CDC’s isolation guidelines; France sees record cases riseGlobal cases pass 36m as Brazil tops 5m infectedTrump calls Covid diagnosis ‘blessing from God’ White House coronavirus cluster: who has tested positive?Europe must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHOUK coronavirus – live updates 1.29pm BST 1.24pm BST Sweden will postpone plans to let more people attend sport events and ...
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