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Key insights from US trial data on AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
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Key insights from US trial data on AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

  • The trial results, primarily generated in the United States but also in Chile and Peru, included a 79% efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, and showed no increased risk of a rare form of blood clots that has caused concern in parts of Europe.
  • Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency concluded at the time that a 12-week gap between doses was the key to achieving the highest efficacy, of around 80%.
Published 22 Mar, 2021 06:19pm
Malala signs Apple TV deal
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Malala signs Apple TV deal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize as a teenager after surviving a ...
Updated 10 Mar, 2021 09:48am
Elderly in Poland won't be given AstraZeneca shot
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Elderly in Poland won't be given AstraZeneca shot

  • If we are talking about the decision of the medical council, we expect it in the coming days or possibly hours, but it is clear that elderly people will not be vaccinated with this shot.
  • "We are waiting for a clear recommendation from the medical council and then... we will take a decision."
Published 01 Feb, 2021 08:00pm
£100m donated to Oxford University for antibiotic resistance research
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£100m donated to Oxford University for antibiotic resistance research

  • On Tuesday, Oxford University received a donation of £100 million ($136 million) to research growing resistance to antibiotics.
  • The donation, contributed by British multinational chemicals production company Ineos, is one of the largest donations given to Oxford University in its long history.
Published 19 Jan, 2021 07:11pm