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WHO experts recommend giving AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine to people 18 and older, even in places where variants are spreading

A World Health Organisation expert panel recommended Wednesday the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine can be given to over 18 year-olds. The vaccine is authorised for emergency use in the UK, the EU, and several other countries, but not the US. It’s easier to transport and store than other existing […]
WHO experts recommend giving AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine to people 18 and older, even in places where variants are spreading
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AstraZeneca’s vaccine is expected to work on new COVID-19 strains, says CEO

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot says his company’s COVID-19 vaccine “should remain effective” against mutated virus strains, reports The Sunday Times. “But we can’t be sure, so we’re going to test that,” Soriot told the newspaper. A new virus strain discovered in the UK may be up to 70% more transmissible, […]
AstraZeneca’s vaccine is expected to work on new COVID-19 strains, says CEO
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One chart shows how well Pfizer’s vaccine works

Hello, Today in healthcare news: One chart shows just how well Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine works at preventing COVID-19, our most detailed look at AstraZeneca and Oxford’s vaccine data, and a Verily cofounder’s plan to address one of the most overlooked parts of caring for patients. One striking chart shows […]
One chart shows how well Pfizer’s vaccine works
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Oxford is asking students specializing in China to submit papers anonymously so they don’t fall foul of Hong Kong’s draconian national security law

The University of Oxford has told students of Chinese politics to submit work anonymously to avoid falling foul of China’s national security law, The Guardian reported Monday. The law, imposed on Hong Kong on June 30, gave China the power to define and punish “separatism, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference.” […]
Oxford is asking students specializing in China to submit papers anonymously so they don’t fall foul of Hong Kong’s draconian national security law
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The dead are on track to outnumber the living on Facebook in 50 years

A new study by the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute predicts that the dead will outnumber the living on Facebook by 2070. The study’s authors say the growing number of dead people’s profiles on Facebook and other social media platforms raises questions about how such data should be dealt with […]
The dead are on track to outnumber the living on Facebook in 50 years