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Oxford Scientists Are Testing a Vaccine for the Plague

The scientists who developed one of the first widely available vaccines against covid-19 are now setting their sights on a long-time microscopic foe: the plague. This week, researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK announced the start of a Phase I clinical trial testing out a potential vaccine for the plague.…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Andrew Pollard, Moderna, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


We Know How This Ends

I was chatting with a friend the other day whose parents have refused to get the covid-19 vaccine. No amount of news articles, cajoling, carrots, or sticks could convince them otherwise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Doubt, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Naomi Oreskes, Climate Change Denial, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccines


Coronavirus live: UK reports 23,511 cases in seventh daily drop in a row; Russia to test mixing AstraZeneca and Sputnik V jabs

Latest updates: reported UK deaths reach 131; Moscow and St Petersburg study will involve 150 participantsUS will not lift travel restrictions ‘at this point’ due to spread of DeltaCovid cases in US may have been undercounted by 60% – studyNo 10 cautious over declaring Covid turning point despite fall in casesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.17pm BST A further 23,511 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases have been identified in the UK, the government has said, meaning daily reported cases have fall...
Tags: UK, Iraq, Russia, US, World news, Moscow, Astrazeneca, St Petersburg, Reuters, Coronavirus


Russia OKs Testing Combination of Sputnik, AstraZeneca Shots

Russia’s health officials have given a go-ahead to testing a combination of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot and the single-dose version of the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccine.
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Australia Covid live update: Victoria records 10 new cases as SA lockdown expected to end; outbreak in Sydney unit block

Restrictions expected to ease in two states as NSW braces for more high infection rates. Follow all the day’s newsMajor delay in Novavax deal, with 51m doses not expected until 2022Covid tests being flown interstate as Sydney swamped by surgeSydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics Supermarket workers in south-west Sydney to get priority access to PfizerNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, South Australia, Daniel Andrews


Australia Covid live update: Victoria and SA lockdowns expected to end; outbreak in Sydney unit block

Restrictions expected to ease in two states as NSW braces for more high infection rates. Follow all the day’s newsMajor delay in Novavax deal, with 51m doses not expected until 2022Covid tests being flown interstate as Sydney swamped by surgeSydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics Supermarket workers in south-west Sydney to get priority access to PfizerNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, South Australia, Daniel Andrews


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren't the only reason why.

The UK economy officially reopened on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are falling almost quickly as they ro...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Bbc, United States, Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Cnbc, Epidemiology, US Food and Drug Administration, University of East Anglia


Morning mail: Novavax vaccine delay, key evidence in Ben Roberts-Smith trial, celluloid classic

Tuesday: Federal government’s vaccine rollout hits another hurdle. Plus: Australia’s scariest homegrown filmGood morning. Australia’s vaccination program has hit another hurdle and Covid testing labs are “drowning” from record testing turnouts. Thankfully we have the Olympics to add some entertainment amid lockdown uncertainty – including the viral success of one wild Australian swim coach. Stay tuned to Guardian Australia’s live updates throughout the day.One of the federal government’s key vac...
Tags: Australia, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Guardian Australia, Novavax, Gladys Berejiklian, Therapeutic Goods Administration TGA, Ben Roberts Smith


The Latest: AstraZeneca Backs Australia Vaccine Advice

AstraZeneca has backed the advice of Australia’s immunization expert body, which says Sydney residents should take any COVID-19 vaccine they can get.
Tags: Australia, Sydney, Astrazeneca, AstraZeneca Backs Australia Vaccine Advice


Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer Shot Boosts COVID Antibody Level - Study

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) - A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca and then a Pfizer COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six...
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Australia Covid live update: Two more Covid deaths; Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as NSW records 145 cases; Victoria records 11; Queensland and SA record one each

NSW reports 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; no lockdown announcement for Victoria today after 11 new local cases recorded; SA to lift lockdown from midnight tomorrow and another vaccine record. Follow the latest updatesNSW update: Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as weeks of strict lockdown loomNSW government quietly announces two hours of vaccine leave for public workersFriends mourn death of ‘hard-working’ Sydney student, Adriana Midori Takara, 38Restrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia Covid live update: Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as NSW records 145 cases; Victoria records 11; Queensland and SA record one new local case each

NSW reports 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; no lockdown announcement for Victoria today after 11 new local cases recorded; SA to lift lockdown from midnight tomorrow and another vaccine record. Follow the latest updatesNSW update: Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as weeks of strict lockdown loomNSW government quietly announces two hours of vaccine leave for public workersFriends mourn death of ‘hard-working’ Sydney student, Adriana Midori Takara, 38Restrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; ...
Tags: Health, Business, Abc, Australia news, Fairfield, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation


Australia Covid live update: Gladys Berejiklian confirms 145 new local cases in NSW; Queensland and SA record one new local case each; Victoria records 11

NSW records 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; Greater Sydney to get walk-in AstraZeneca vaccine hubs; update for Victorians after 11 new local cases recorded; SA to lift lockdown from midnight tomorrow. Follow the latest updatesFriends mourn Covid death of ‘hard-working’ Sydney student, Adriana Midori Takara, 38Sydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free n...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia Covid live update: Gladys Berejiklian confirms 145 new local cases in NSW; Queensland records one new local case; Victoria records 11

NSW records 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; Josh Frydenberg gives jobkeeper update; Queensland records new local case; Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation. Follow the latest updatesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.21am BST NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant says it’s distressin...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer


YouTube Stars Were Offered Money to Spread Vaccine Misinformation

"A mysterious marketing agency secretly offered to pay social media stars to spread disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines," reports the BBC. "Their plan failed when the influencers went public about the attempt to recruit them." An influencer marketing agency called Fazze offered to pay [Mirko Drotschmann, a German YouTuber and journalist] to promote what it said was leaked information that suggested the death rate among people who had the Pfizer vaccine was almost three times that of the As...
Tags: UK, France, Germany, Russia, Tech, Bbc, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Durham, Mirko, Grasset, COVID, Fazze, Mirko Drotschmann, Daniel Laufer, Ewan Tolladay


Australia Covid news live: PM confirms extra Pfizer doses as NSW records 141 new cases and two deaths, including woman in her 30s

Scott Morrison confirms extra 85 million Pfizer doses; NSW records 141 new local cases and two deaths, including a woman in her 30s; too soon to tell if Victorian lockdown will end Tuesday as state records 11 new local cases. Follow all the latest updates, liveAustralia update: woman in her 30s among two deaths as NSW records 141 new coronavirus casesCoalition rebuffs request by NSW treasurer to bring back jobkeeper to curb Sydney outbreakAnti-lockdown protest: two men charged with allegedly str...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Fiji, Morrison, NSW, Samoa, Vic, Coronavirus, COVID, JobKeeper


Australia Covid news live: Scott Morrison speaks as NSW records 141 new cases and two deaths, including woman in her 30s

Scott Morrison confirms extra 85 million Pfizer doses; NSW records 141 new local cases and two deaths, including a woman in her 30s; too soon to tell if Victorian lockdown will end Tuesday as state records 11 new local cases. Follow all the latest updates, liveAustralia update: woman in her 30s among two deaths as NSW records 141 new coronavirus casesCoalition rebuffs request by NSW treasurer to bring back jobkeeper to curb Sydney outbreakAnti-lockdown protest: two men charged with allegedly str...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Vic, Coronavirus, ATAGI


AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine protective against severe outcomes from delta variant, more data suggests

Early findings from the real-world vaccine rollout in Canada suggested one dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot, not yet...
Tags: Canada, Oxford, Astrazeneca


Coronavirus live: Indonesia reports record daily deaths; Philippines bans children from going out

Latest updates: Indonesia’s daily death toll reaches 1,566; Tokyo battles wave of infections as Olympics get underway; Philippines bans children aged 5-17 leaving the house until end of JulyPfizer vaccine second dose has ‘sweet spot’ after eight weeksFears for Indonesia provinces as Delta variant spreads out of JavaNew Zealand shuts Australia travel bubble as Sydney outbreak worsensUK coronavirus updates – liveTokyo Olympics live blog – live 11.24am BST In Indonesia, my colleagues Gemma Holl...
Tags: Indonesia, Australia, World news, Philippines, Delta, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, Jakarta, Rodrigues, Rebecca Ratcliffe, Coronavirus, JavaNew Zealand, Gemma Holliani Cahya, Klinger Duarte Rodrigues


Angry Brazilians dress as reptiles for their Covid jabs to mock Bolsonaro

People are wearing costumes as a protest to the government’s handling of an outbreak that has killed more than 545,000When Klinger Duarte Rodrigues set off for his coronavirus shot last weekend he did so dressed as a South American snake.“A sucuri,” he said, using the indigenous name for the Amazonian water boa whose skin he borrowed for his first dose of AstraZeneca. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Americas, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Klinger Duarte Rodrigues


25 Countries With the Best Covid-19 Vaccination Rates in the World

The world’s covid-19 vaccination rate stands at just 13.4%, a stubbornly low number that needs to improve before we can declare the coronavirus pandemic behind us. But some countries have done exceedingly well at getting their populations protected.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Biotechnology, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Oxfordastrazeneca Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccination In Sweden, Covid 19 Vaccination In Mexico


Australian Medical Association says NSW Covid lockdown failing and urges change to AstraZeneca advice

Exclusive: Dr Omar Khorshid says Atagi advice must be changed given growing number of cases from Sydney outbreakFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Omar Khorshid, says it is unlikely lockdown measures can contain the Delta outbreak in New South Wales and has urged the Australian Technical Advisory Gro...
Tags: Health, Australia, Society, Australia news, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus, COVID, Omar Khorshid


NSW government has only used 15% of its allocation of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Exclusive: Just 145,000 of the almost 1m doses allocated by federal government have been taken up, leaving jabs to stockpile or be donated overseasFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesMorrison apologises for slow pace of Australia’s vaccine rolloutRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe New South Wales government has taken up just 145,000 of the...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Morrison has finally embraced ‘informed consent’ for AstraZeneca, what took him so long to take Atagi’s advice? | Paul Karp

Despite government rhetoric, Atagi had always advised that adults wanting to be vaccinated COULD choose either vaccineDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingFor weeks, Scott Morrison has been huffing and puffing that he couldn’t defy medical advice about the safety of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine.Despite that black and white view, the prime minister has finally found there’s more nuance to the question – and it was there in the medical advice all along. Continue reading....
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Paul Karp, Coronavirus, ATAGI


Two Pfizer, AstraZeneca doses work against Delta variant: study

Two doses of Pfizer shot 88 percent effective against Delta variant, while AstraZeneca doses have 67 percent efficacy.
Tags: Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Pfizer AstraZeneca


Eric Clapton says he’ll cancel shows if they require COVID vaccinations

Variety.com LOS ANGELES – Eric Clapton will not perform at venues that require proof of vaccination. “Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honor bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show,” Clapton said via statement posted onto architect, film producer and anti-vaxxer R...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, World news, Soccer, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Clapton, Dick Turpin, National News, U K s National Health Service, Coronavirus, Robin Monotti Graziadei


Clapton says he’ll cancel shows if they require vaccinations

Variety.com LOS ANGELES – Eric Clapton will not perform at venues that require proof of vaccination. “Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honor bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show,” Clapton said via statement posted onto architect, film producer and anti-vaxxer R...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, World news, Soccer, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Clapton, Dick Turpin, National News, U K s National Health Service, Coronavirus, Robin Monotti Graziadei


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant - but only after 2 doses

Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being inoculated by Nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A UK study of 19,000 people suggests Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines work well at preventing COVID-19 infections with Delta, but only if you get both doses. After one shot, Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines were only 30-36% effective against Delta infections. But with two shots, given two weeks ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Yale, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Health And Social Care, Afp, New England Journal of Medicine, Hartford Connecticut, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


Two Doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca Shots Effective Against Delta Variant, Study Finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus...
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Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools

Your ability to land your next job could depend on how well you play one of the AI-powered games that companies like AstraZeneca and Postmates are increasingly using in the hiring process. Some companies that create these games, like Pymetrics and Arctic Shores, claim that they limit bias in hiring. But AI hiring games can be especially difficult to navigate for job seekers with disabilities. In the latest episode of MIT Technology Review’s podcast “In Machines We Trust,” we explore how AI...
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