The reluctance to take the vaccine shot for COVID-19 amongst many people is a serious cause for alarm. In Britain, youngsters below the age of 30 years
The country took a cautious sigh of relief this week as news broke that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford academics triggers an immune response.
There seems to be some heartening news after months of distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. Early data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines released on Monday,
Governments across the world have responded in radically different ways to the COVID-19 crisis. Some are denying its seriousness. Some are blaming others. More and more are enacting restrictions on personal freedoms that are without precedent in peacetime. To defeat the virus, governments need to take a strictly evidence-based approach in order to learn rapidly from all countries’ experience. That will require cooperation and coordination.
The success of viral memes, videos and pictures in spreading online disinformation is fuelling organised social media manipulation on Instagram and YouTube, researchers at Oxford University
Sarah Gilbert is a professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford and leads a team of researchers in developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, which has so far infected more than 1.7 million worldwide.
With luck – by which I mean vast amounts of skill and professional dedication – the Oxford University/AstraZeneca team will develop a COVID-19 vaccine. They now say it will be ready to present to the regulators by the end of the year. Despite continuing worries about the coronavirus mutating, so that people can catch versions of it more than once, and thus maybe make the vaccine less effective, the arrival of any kind of vaccine is unalloyed good news.
A delegation of successful business owners, corporate leaders and serial entrepreneurs hailing from five different continents who have form the current cohort
Teen climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner meet at Britain's University of Oxford, to discuss activism