The issue of an Indian student deciding to quit as the president-elect of Oxford University following some of her old social media posts being deemed ‘racist’ and ‘insensitive’ has now reached up to the government of India.
Around 300 volunteers will be enrolled and first inoculations are expected this month, Oxford said. AstraZeneca has a target to produce 3 billion doses this year and aims to produce over 200 million doses per month by April.
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.
Recent news from researchers at Oxford University gives some hope that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready as early as this fall. But as with test kits, N95 masks and ventilators, the demand will far exceed the supply — at least initially. So, who should be first in line for a vaccination once it is available?
The scientists at University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group have expressed concerns that they may not be able to complete their research since the virus is diminishing in the UK. The Oxford scientists group should consider commencing simultaneous trials in Africa, at Kenya and in Asia, say India, where the virus is yet very strong. The trials should go on.
Yousafzai informed her 1.3 million followers that she doesn’t know “what’s ahead” in her life as of yet, but “for now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep”.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner also became part of the popular YouTube lineup where stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift hailed the class of 2020 on this outstanding achievement.
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,
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.