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Covid-19 vaccine prompts immune response in early test in UK

The experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot, said scientists at Oxford University. In April, British researchers first began testing the vaccine in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the experimental vaccine, reports AP. Early trials are designed to evaluate safety and ...

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Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response. Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus. The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger trials are under way. ...

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Coronavirus vaccine: UK government signs deals for 90 million doses

The UK government has signed deals for 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccines that are being developed. The vaccines are being researched by an alliance between the pharmaceutical companies BioNtech and Pfizer as well as the firm Valneva. The new deal is on top of 100 million doses of the Oxford University vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca. However, it ...

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Bangladeshi war criminal Mueen Uddin sues British Home Secretary

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel. Photo: Collected   War criminal Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, who was sentenced to death for his role in Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War, sued the UK home secretary alleging that a home office report defamed him last year. Mueen sued Home Secretary Priti Patel for 60,000 pounds, reports Daily Mail. According to the lawsuit, the Challenging Hateful ...

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UK Princess Beatrice’s wedding photos released

Photographs from Princess Beatrice’s wedding to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have been released by Buckingham Palace. Two official pictures were sent out the day after their small ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. One shows the beaming couple leaving the chapel through its flower-covered archway., BBC reported. In the other they are outside the entrance ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘does not want second national lockdown’

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not want to impose a second national lockdown in the event of another Covid-19 outbreak. Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, the PM compared the option of a nationwide shutdown to a “nuclear deterrent”, adding he does not think the country “will be in that position again”. But the UK’s chief scientific ...

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Oxford comes up with first corona vaccine

The people of the whole world are lucky to have a vaccine against the deadly Covid-19 by the grace of Oxford University scientists. The coronavirus cases have surged close to 13.4 million globally and the death rate is inching closer to a 6-lakh mark. Oxford University’s COVID vaccine candidate was set to be announced on Saturday night. A group of ...

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UK plans to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests

British ministers are making plans to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after a version backed by the UK government passed its first major trials, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported late on Friday. The fingerprick tests, which can tell within 20 minutes if a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6% accurate in ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out plan for ‘significant normality’ by Christmas

Coronavirus restrictions will ease further in England under plans for a “significant return to normality” by Christmas, Boris Johnson has announced. Under the new guidelines, people may use public transport for journeys immediately, while advice for employers will change from 1 August. Companies will have more discretion to bring staff back to workplaces if it is safe to do so, ...

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