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AstraZeneca will likely re-test its COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says after admitting an error in the first trial that may have skewed results

A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, UK. Phil Noble/Reuters UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will likely run a second global trial to assess its COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, the CEO told Bloomberg News on Thursday. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that preliminary results showed their two-dose vaccine could be up to 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But the team later admitted that there was an error in the trial, leaving some...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Bloomberg News, Soweto South Africa, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Sheila Bird


Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX's astronaut launch.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has repeatedly criticized coronavirus public-health measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk has promoted unscientific ideas and misinformation about coronavirus case numbers and testing since March. But Musk tested positive for COVID-19 this month, which prevented him from attending SpaceX's landmark astronaut launch. Musk then reached out to an epidemiologist to help him understand PCR testing after months of ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, Berlin, US, Trends, Tweets, Tesla, Nasa, Analysis, Food And Drug Administration


6 crucial questions about AstraZeneca's vaccine

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Happy day-before-Thanksgiving! It's seeming like a pretty good time to log off and relax. For those looking for some holiday specific content, I was reminiscing this morning on some of my classic early BI stories. They include such gems as: how to have a (nutritionally) ...
Tags: Cdc, Trends, Getty Images, Healthcare, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Business Insider, Cb Insights, Soweto South Africa, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, Jenner Institute


How to interpret the 'efficacy' rates of coronavirus vaccines

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 at the Baragwanath Hospital on June 28, 2020 in Soweto, South Africa. The vaccine, developed by Oxford University's Jenner Institute, will inoculate 2,000 South Africans. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images Vaccine efficacy measures how well a vaccine works at preventing disease among vaccinated people, when compared to unvaccinated individuals. The vaccine efficacy numbers for coronavirus inj...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, New York Times, Bill Gates, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Oxford University, Vaccines, Times, Morgan Stanley, Anthony Fauci, Trevor Noah, Gates


We're likely to need coronavirus booster shots after the initial vaccine

A volunteer receives an experimental coronavirus shot from a medical worker at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko People may need to get booster shots after the initial coronavirus vaccine doses in order to stay protected, experts say. Other vaccines, like the tetanus shot, also require periodic boosters.  That adds further complication to the impending challenge of distributing coronavirus vaccines, which are likely to require two doses. Vi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Mount Sinai, Chicago Illinois, Soweto South Africa, Icahn School of Medicine, ORENSTEIN, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Aylin Woodward


Moderna just finished recruiting 30,000 people for its coronavirus vaccine trial. One graph reveals how the biotech slowed down its research to recruit more minorities.

A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko The coronavirus vaccine frontrunner Moderna has finished enrolling volunteers for its final clinical trial, the biotech said Thursday.  The 30,000-person study is expected to produce data showing whether or not the vaccine prevents symptomatic ...
Tags: Health, Science, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Business Insider, Soweto South Africa, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel, Coronavirus, Bancel, Coronavirus Vaccine


Trump's coronavirus vaccine czar envisions '3 waves' of coronavirus vaccine data and approvals. Here's how he sees the next 6 months playing out.

Moncef Slaoui, chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed Reuters Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientist for the US government's coronavirus vaccine initiative, anticipates three waves of vaccine data and approvals coming over the next six months.  "We'll have three waves of efficacy readouts and potentially three waves of emergency use authorizations or approvals," Moncef Slaoui, the policy advisor of Operation Warp Speed, said in a phone interview with Business Insider on Tuesday. Slaoui predicte...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Biotech, Business Insider, Trump, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi, Soweto South Africa, Pharmaceutical


Rumors of an Iranian assassination plot offer lessons that Trump can't seem to learn

Trump, then a presidential candidate, at a "Stop the Iran Deal" rally in Washington DC, September 2015. Susan Walsh/AP Reports emerged this month that Iran was plotting to assassinate the US's ambassador to South Africa. The supposed plot, eight months after the US's assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, is another sign that Trump's aggressive foreign policy creates more risks than it resolves, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, United States, South Africa, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, Pentagon


Iran is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa as revenge for top general Qassem Soleimani, report says

US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks in Soweto, South Africa, in June 2020. Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images US intelligence reports say that Iran has been thinking of assassinating Lana Marks, the US ambassador to South Africa, as revenge for killing of top general Qassem Soleimani in January, Politico reported. The US killed Soleimani in a drone strike that majorly escalated tensions between the two countries and pushed them close to war. Iran then vowed revenge, and laun...
Tags: Politics, UK, Germany, Iraq, Politico, US, Trends, Iran, South Africa, Washington Dc, News UK, Un, Cia, Tehran, Donald Trump, US ambassador


“Not uncommon at all”: AstraZeneca pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial (ars technica)

Enlarge / A volunteer receives an injection of AZD1222 from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 at the Baragwanath Hospital on June 28, 2020 in Soweto, South Africa. It is reported that Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial began on June 24 in South Africa. (credit: Getty | Felix Dlangamandla) With the coronavirus crisis gripping the globe, all eyes are on every bump and dip on the path to the pandemic’s end. So, of course,...
Tags: News, Africa, South Africa, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford, Beth Mole, Soweto South Africa, COVID, Baragwanath Hospital, Felix Dlangamandla


Kaizer Chiefs sack German Middendorp after league failure

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Kaizer Chiefs, the most successful South African club with 53 domestic titles, fired German coach Ernst Middendorp on Wednesday after he failed to win a trophy during 22 months in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Ernst Middendorp, Middendorp


Maboe hat-trick gives Mamelodi Sundowns third straight title

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Lebohang Maboe shrugged off poor form this season to score the hat-trick that gave Mamelodi Sundowns a 3-0 win over Black Leopards Saturday and a third straight South African league... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns, Black Leopards, Lebohang Maboe, Maboe


Kaizer Chiefs stay top despite loss as Mamelodi Sundowns flop

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Kaizer Chiefs clung to first place in the South African Premiership Sunday despite a heartbreaking loss after closest rivals Mamelodi Sundowns later suffered a stunning defeat. A stoppage-time goal from... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, AFP Kaizer Chiefs


Tense title climax looms after Sundowns edge Chiefs

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Title-holders Mamelodi Sundowns edged leaders Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in Soweto Thursday to draw level on 53 points at the top of the South African Premiership table. Chiefs remain top on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Soweto, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns


Dramatic Zwane winner revives title hopes of Mamelodi Sundowns

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Themba Zwane came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner for Mamelodi Sundowns Monday and revive their flagging hopes of a South African Premiership title hat-trick.  The attacking midfielder,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns, Zwane, Themba Zwane


Kambole scores first goal for Kaizer Chiefs to salvage draw

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Zambian Lazarous Kambole scored his first goal of the season for South African Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs to salvage a 1-1 draw against mid-table Stellenbosch in Soweto Sunday. The forward... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Soweto, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Stellenbosch, Kaizer Chiefs, Lazarous Kambole


Offside strike allows lowly Baroka to hold Orlando Pirates

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Relegation-threatened Baroka gained an unexpected South African Premiership point when they equalised from an offside position to draw 1-1 with Orlando Pirates on Tuesday.    Evidence Makgopa was clearly offside... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Orlando Pirates, Baroka, Makgopa


Black Leopards win South African thriller to boost survival hopes

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Debutant Tiklas Thutlwa scored the winner as Black Leopards shocked Maritzburg United 3-2 in Soweto on Sunday to boost hopes of avoiding relegation from the South African Premiership. Leopards remained... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Soweto, Afp, Maritzburg United, Soweto South Africa, Black Leopards, Tiklas Thutlwa


Sundowns suffer another title blow after draw with Highlands Park

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Mamelodi Sundowns wasted a second chance within four days to move within one point of South African Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs when held 1-1 by Highlands Park Friday.  Namibian Peter... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Highlands Park, Peter Visit


South African leaders Kaizer Chiefs draw after dramatic climax

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – South African Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs hit the woodwork and conceded an equaliser in a dramatic finish to a 1-1 draw with fifth-place Bidvest Wits in Soweto Wednesday. Serbia-born man... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Serbia, Soweto, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits


Setback for Sundowns as South African league restarts

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Title holders Mamelodi Sundowns suffered a setback when held 0-0 by Orlando Pirates Tuesday as the South African Premiership restarted after a 152-day shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns, Sundowns, Orlando Pirates


Football restarts in virus-hit South Africa with Celtic victory

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Football resumed in South Africa on Saturday after a 145-day coronavirus-induced shutdown with Bloemfontein Celtic reaching the Nedbank Cup final behind closed doors. The semi-final at Orlando Stadium in Soweto... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Celtic, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium, Soweto Visit


Legacy of 2010 World Cup ended ‘Afro-pessimism’, says S.Africa football boss

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Danny Jordaan, the man who spearheaded the 2010 World Cup, believes the tournament put an end to “Afro-pessimism” and helped transform the African continent from “hopeless to hopeful”. Ten years... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Africa, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Danny Jordaan


Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates Soweto derby: Five things to know

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Two Germans will create Soweto derby history on Saturday when Ernst Middendorp and Josef Zinnbauer coach Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in one of the most anticipated African club fixtures. ... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Soweto, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Ernst Middendorp, Josef Zinnbauer, Orlando Pirates Soweto


Santu Mofokeng, Photographer of Apartheid Life, Dies at 63

His sublime black-and-white images of everyday life in South Africa both during and after white rule capture hope and unfulfilled expectations.
Tags: Photography, News, South Africa, Black People, Deaths (Obituaries, Apartheid (Policy, Mofokeng, Santu, Santu Mofokeng, Soweto (South Africa


As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.
Tags: News, South Africa, Soweto, Cyril, African National Congress, Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Politics And Government, Speeches and Statements, Jacob G, Soweto (South Africa, Ramaphosa Hails


Demogoroth Satanum - Elizabeth Bathory

Demogoroth Satanum is a Soweto, South Africa metal band that’s breaking down barriers in the SA music scene with their bombastic, but controversial sound. In Soweto, hardcore and metal are still seen as negative, black locals associate the… (in post Soweto Black metal band Demogoroth Satanum defies cultural stereotypes in South Africa from AFROPUNK - Sound Check. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, South Africa, Soweto, Soweto South Africa, Soweto Black, Demogoroth Satanum Elizabeth Bathory


Demogoroth Satanum - Kingdom ov Hell (single)

Demogoroth Satanum is a Soweto, South Africa metal band that’s breaking down barriers in the SA music scene with their bombastic, but controversial sound. In Soweto, hardcore and metal are still seen as negative, black locals associate the… (in post Soweto Black metal band Demogoroth Satanum defies cultural stereotypes in South Africa from AFROPUNK - Sound Check. More by this artist at )
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New South Africa football coach Baxter resists shake-up

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – A predicted shake-up by new South Africa coach Stuart Baxter did not materialise Thursday when the squad was named for a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Nigeria.   The 63-year-old Englishman had hinted in the media at a more physical approach for the June 10 clash in Uyo, but chose 25 players who featured under predecessor Ephraim... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Nigeria, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Afp, Baxter, Soweto South Africa, New South Africa, Uyo, Stuart Baxter


South Africa football coach stresses winning mentality

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – England-born Stuart Baxter was officially unveiled as South Africa coach Monday on a five-year contract and said winning was all that mattered. Asked at a media conference in Soweto if he would encourage players to nutmeg opponents in the South African penalty area, he replied: “No, I would not. “Winning is of paramount importance,” stressed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Soweto, Afp, Soweto South Africa, Stuart Baxter