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Vaccine results bring us a step closer to ending Covid, says Oxford scientist

Latest breakthrough comes as PM says he hopes most at-risk could be immunised by EasterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is moving a step closer to ending the coronavirus pandemic, the scientist behind Britain’s first vaccine has declared, as Boris Johnson said he hoped the majority of those most at-risk could be immunised by Easter.Successful trial results for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine, suggesting it could protect up to 90% of people, are the ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Oxford, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, COVID


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says new tiers will be tougher than before as he unveils winter Covid plan

Latest updates: PM unveils post-lockdown plan; Starmer says three-tier system is risky; London and South East England still seeing rising casesOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyHow a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at speedEverything we know so far about Oxford vaccineUS, Germany and UK could start jabs as early as DecemberCoronavirus – latest global updates 4.20pm GMT The Commons is back, but not the PM.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is responding to Mark...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, Scotland, Christmas, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Tory


Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost price

Jab that is part of global initiative to distribute doses will remain at low price ‘in perpetuity’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus vaccine produced by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will be available on a non-profit basis “in perpetuity” to low- and middle-income countries in the developing world.The details of arrangements to supply poorer countries came as AstraZeneca revealed the interim results of a phase 3 trial of the vaccine, which is being he...
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Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine will be sold to developing countries at cost price

Jab that is part of global initiative to distribute doses will remain at low price ‘in perpetuity’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus vaccine produced by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will be available at cost – not for profit – “in perpetuity” to low and middle income countries in the developing world.The details of arrangements to supply poorer countries came as AstraZeneca revealed the interim results of phase 3 trial of a vaccine that is being hera...
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson to address MPs about post-lockdown rules for England

Latest updates: PM to unveil post-lockdown plan; London and South East England still seeing rising casesOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyHow a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at speedEverything we know so far about Oxford vaccineUS, Germany and UK could start jabs as early as DecemberCoronavirus – latest global updates 3.27pm GMT Boris Johnson will make his statement to MPs on coronavirus at 3.30pm.Mostly he will be explaining the new rules that will apply for...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Scotland, Christmas, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation


Covid: Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacy, data reveals

Vaccine developed in UK by AstraZeneca and Oxford University ‘will save many lives’, says scientistCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine developed in the UK by Oxford University and AstraZeneca can protect 70.4% of people from becoming ill and – in a surprise result – up to 90% if a lower first dose is used, results from the final trial show.The Oxford vaccine is the third to produce efficacy results, following Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna whose vaccines we...
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Oxford AstraZeneca results open up Covid vaccine to developing countries

Jab can be kept in fridge and is part of global initiative to distribute doses at limited costCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe efficacy of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine opens the way for a cheap and more easily transportable vaccine to be made available to some of the world’s poorest countries.Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, AstraZeneca’s experimental vaccine is already a part of Covax, the global initiative which hopes to distribute some 2bn doses ...
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How a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at breakneck speed

Team’s coronavirus work built on decades of research pioneered by Sarah Gilbert and Adrian HillOxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine ‘has up to 90% efficacy’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt the heart of Oxford’s effort to produce a Covid vaccine are half a dozen scientists who between them brought decades of experience to the challenge of designing, developing, manufacturing and trialling a safe vaccine at breakneck speed.Prof Sarah Gilbert, the Kettering-born project le...
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Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has up to 90% efficacy, data reveals

Vaccine developed in UK by AstraZeneca and Oxford University ‘will save many lives’, says scientistCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA coronavirus vaccine developed in the UK can prevent 70.4% of people from getting Covid-19 and up to 90% if a lower dose is used, according to data.Oxford University and AstraZeneca have announced their jab is effective in preventing many people getting ill and it has been shown to work in different age groups, including the elderly. Ther...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus


Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has 70% efficacy, data reveals

Vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University shows average efficacy of 70% in protecting against virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA coronavirus vaccine developed in the UK can prevent 70.4% of people from getting Covid-19, according to data.Oxford University and AstraZeneca have announced their jab is effective in preventing many people getting ill and it has been shown to work in different age groups, including the elderly. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus


Is this the beginning of an mRNA vaccine revolution? | Adam Finn

No one knew whether mRNA technology would work against this virus – but it does. It’s an extraordinary moment for scienceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe past few months have brought a number of scientific terms to public attention. We’ve had to digest R (a virus’s reproduction number) and PCR (the polymerase chain reaction method of testing). And now there’s mRNA. This last one has featured heavily in recent news reports because of the spectacular results of two n...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Adam Finn


Do mRNA vaccines for Covid signal a new era in disease prevention? | Adam Finn

No one knew whether mRNA technology would work against this virus – but it does. It’s an extraordinary moment for scienceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe past few months have brought a number of scientific terms to public attention. We’ve had to digest R (a virus’s reproduction number) and PCR (the polymerase chain reaction method of testing). And now there’s mRNA. This last one has featured heavily in recent news reports because of the spectacular results of two n...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Adam Finn


Why the race to find Covid-19 vaccines is far from over

Despite the promising news from Pfizer and Moderna, other efforts – which may be even more effective – continue around the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile everyone celebrated this month’s news that not one but two experimental vaccines against Covid-19 have proved at least 90% effective at preventing disease in late-stage clinical trials, research into understanding how the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, interacts with the human immune system neve...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech


Covid vaccine technology pioneer: 'I never doubted it would work'

Katalin Karikó’s mRNA research helped pave way for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s successful workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Hungarian-born biochemist who helped pioneer the research behind the mRNA technology used in the two Covid-19 vaccines showing positive results believes it was always a no-brainer.“I never doubted it would work,” Katalin Karikó told the Guardian. “I had seen the data from animal studies, and I was expecting it. I always wished that I woul...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Chemistry, Medical Research, Vaccines and immunisation, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Moderna, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech, Katalin Karikó


Scientists race to find 'warm' Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storage

With potential injectable vaccines estimated to be out of reach for two-thirds of world’s population, scientists hope to find less-heat-sensitive formulationsNews that one of the potential coronavirus vaccines had at least a 90% efficacy rate was a “victory for science”, said K Srinath Reddy, a cardiologist and president of the Public Health Foundation of India. But it meant little to his country’s 1.3 billion citizens.“For us, the Pfizer vaccine is more of a scientific curiosity than a practica...
Tags: Science, Africa, Americas, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Reddy, Global Health, K Srinath Reddy, Coronavirus, Public Health Foundation of India


Covid-19 antibodies reduce faster in men than women – study

Finding has implications for one-size-fits-all approach to vaccine developmentAntibody levels against the virus that causes Covid-19 appear to fall faster in men than women, a study suggests, in a finding that could have implications for vaccine research.Historically, medical research has often taken a one-size-fits-all approach, lumping women and men together despite growing evidence that the sexes differ in how they catch and fight disease. Covid-19 seems to be a case in point, with women more...
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Hopes of Covid vaccine for more than 1bn people by end of 2021

Moderna becomes second firm to reveal positive results with nearly 95% protection in trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 1 billion people could be immunised against coronavirus by the end of next year with shots from the first two companies to reveal positive results, after the latest vaccine was shown to be nearly 95% effective in trials.With the US’s top infectious diseases official, Anthony Fauci, hailing “the light at the end of the tunnel”, the US bio...
Tags: Health, Science, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Anthony Fauci, Moderna, Coronavirus


Moderna vaccine's effectiveness bodes well for Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Phase 3 success rate of 95% for US firm’s treatment is promising for UK vaccine trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising for the Covid jab being developed by Oxford University, after Moderna became the second company to reveal impressive results from its vaccine trials.Interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid vaccine from US company Moderna has revealed it to be almost 95% effective at preventing the disease. The news followed an announce...
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Moderna vaccine trial's results bode well for Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Phase 3 efficacy rate of nearly 95% for US firm’s treatment is promising for UK vaccine trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising for the Covid jab being developed by Oxford University, after Moderna became the second company to reveal impressive results from its vaccine trials.Interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid vaccine from US company Moderna has revealed it to be have almost 95% efficacy at preventing the disease. The news followed...
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Latest vaccine success is good news but high price may restrict access

Moderna results show Pfizer success was not flash in the pan, but poorer countries may have to look elsewhereCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe success of Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19 is reason for the whole world to cheer. The results from an interim analysis of the trial data are remarkably similar to those of Pfizer/BioNTech a week ago. Most people – Moderna says 94.5% in its trial, Pfizer said more than 90% – were protected from illness.It’s fantastic news....
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What does the Moderna vaccine mean for the fight against Covid?

How does it work and how is it different from the Pfizer/BioNTech jab?Moderna Covid vaccine almost 95% effective, trials showCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs promising results are released from a second vaccine trial, we take a look at what this could mean in the battle against Covid-19. Continue reading...
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Moderna Covid vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials show

US-based biotech firm is latest to reveal impressive results from phase 3 trials of jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe race for a coronavirus vaccine has received another shot in the arm with the US biotech firm Moderna becoming the latest to reveal impressive results from phase 3 trials of its jab.An interim analysis released on Monday, and based on 95 patients with confirmed Covid infections, found the candidate vaccine has an efficacy of 94.5%. The company said...
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BioNTech vaccine scientist says jab could halve Covid transmission

Uğur Şahin ‘very confident’ vaccine candidate developed with Pfizer will cause big reduction in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist behind the first potential Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials says he is “very confident” the jab will reduce transmission of the disease, perhaps by 50%, resulting in a “dramatic” reduction in cases.The German company BioNTech and the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced to worldwide acclaim last we...
Tags: Health, Science, Germany, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, BioNtech, Coronavirus


The defeat of polio proved that immunisation saved lives, but there's a sting to the tale

The rising number of vaccine-derived polio outbreaks has important implications for how we deal with Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHalf a century since its eradication in the west, it is hard today to appreciate the terrible effect that polio had on people’s lives then and how feared it was as a disease. The virus killed hundreds every year in the UK alone, and left thousands afflicted with long-lasting paralysis.A list of noted figures who contracted polio ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Coronavirus


The long game: the race for a vaccine against all coronaviruses

There is hope that Covid-19 immunisation might soon be a reality, but some scientists are aiming for a broader solutionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes have been raised worldwide this week that a Covid-19 vaccine is getting closer, after one version was shown to be 90% effective in reducing disease symptoms, but a handful of scientists are working on an ambitious plan for a different sort of vaccine.Their project, which is fraught with technical and financial cha...
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Scientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemic

Exclusive: BioNTech’s CEO Uğur Şahin says he is confident vaccine can ‘bash the virus over the head’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist behind the first vaccine against Covid-19 to clear interim clinical trials says he is confident that his product can “bash the virus over the head” and put an end to the pandemic that has held the world hostage in 2020.German company BioNTech and US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced via a press release on Monday that the...
Tags: Health, Science, Germany, US, Society, World news, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Donald Trump, BioNtech, Coronavirus, COVID, Ugur Sahin, BioNTech Pfizer


Covid: Totnes concerns reflect UK-wide rise in conspiracy theories

Suspicion in Devon town of face masks and 5G means take-up of vaccine may face resistanceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLike many people living in or around Totnes in Devon, David, who is in his 70s, has his own theories about coronavirus and its origins. Sitting in the armchair of his house, he says the pandemic is a secret plot to impose a totalitarian world government and a nefarious effort to crush freedom. He scrolls through Facebook, which he recently signed up...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Science, Society, UK News, David, Infectious Diseases, Devon, Vaccines and immunisation, Totnes, Coronavirus, Devon David


Totnes Covid concerns reflect UK-wide rise in conspiracy theories

Suspicion in Devon town of 5G and face masks means take-up of vaccine may face resistanceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLike many people living in or around Totnes in Devon, David, who is in his 70s, has his own theories about coronavirus and its origins. Sitting in the armchair of his house, he says the pandemic is a secret plot to impose a totalitarian world government and a nefarious effort to crush freedom. He scrolls through Facebook, which he recently signed up...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Science, Society, UK News, David, Infectious Diseases, Devon, Vaccines and immunisation, Totnes, Coronavirus, Totnes Covid, Devon David


6 key questions about the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

There are grounds for optimism but also several unknowns around this coronavirus vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes that the end of the coronavirus pandemic has become nearer have soared after the news that a coronavirus vaccine was found to be 90% effective in global trials.Although there is definite reason to be optimistic, experts have cautioned that the data from the trials conducted by Pfizer and BioNTech are not final, and there remain plenty of unknow...
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Covid vaccine: NHS England sets out plans for GP clinics

Plan for dedicated practices to run from 8am to 8pm seven days a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDedicated GP clinics are being set up to deliver coronavirus vaccines across England at a minimum of 975 doses per week each, according to new documents.NHS England has told the country’s 1,250 primary care networks to designate a single practice to administer vaccines in their area capable of delivering shots from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including on bank holida...
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