• Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has 92% efficacy in trial

    Added On : 4th February 2021

    Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine gives around 92% protection against Covid-19, late stage trial results published in The Lancet reveal.

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  • UK finds more coronavirus cases with 'concerning' mutations

    Added On : 3rd February 2021

    Public Health England is investigating cases of coronavirus with 'worrying' new genetic changes that have been found in some regions of the UK.

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  • Covid: Israel's vaccine rollout linked to infection fall

    Added On : 2nd February 2021

    Israel's vaccination programme is showing signs of working to drive down infections and illness in the over-60s.

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  • Covid: EU and AstraZeneca in 'step forward' on vaccines

    Added On : 1st February 2021

    The EU says UK-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca will now supply an additional nine million Covid vaccine doses by March, after days of criticism of the bloc's vaccination programme.

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  • Covid vaccine: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson jab is 66% effective

    Added On : 31st January 2021

    A new single-dose vaccine has shown to be 66% effective against Covid-19, and offered complete protection against hospitalisation and death in trials.

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  • Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak

    Added On : 28th January 2021

    A year ago, the Chinese government locked down the city of Wuhan. For weeks beforehand officials had maintained that the outbreak was under control - just a few dozen cases linked to a live animal market. But in fact the virus had been spreading throughout the city and around China.

     

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  • Covid: UK virus deaths exceed 100,000 since pandemic began

    Added On : 27th January 2021

    The number of people to have died with coronavirus in the UK has exceeded 100,000.

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  • Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants

    Added On : 26th January 2021

    Moderna's Covid vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious variants of the pandemic virus found in the UK and South Africa, say scientists from the US pharmaceutical company.

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  • Covid: New Zealand reports first case in the community in months

    Added On : 25th January 2021

    New Zealand has reported its first case of Covid-19 outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months.

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  • Covid: Infections 'must be brought down' to help NHS

    Added On : 24th January 2021

    Scientists tracking the spread of coronavirus in England say infection levels in the community may have risen at the start of the latest lockdown.

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