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Coronavirus Updates in Oxfordshire

 

All the latest updates on coronavirus from across Oxfordshire.
 

 

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 6:45am

Oxford Professor: Djokovic ‘could cause harm’ with Covid vaccine comments

Novak Djokovic’s views could “reinforce beliefs” among people who are not as fit and healthy as the tennis star.

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 4:18pm

Oxford Covid vaccine developer hopes people will be cautious when restrictions are lifted

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert was speaking after collecting her DBE from the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle. 

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 12:37pm

£1 million Government grant to help domestic abuse victims in Oxfordshire

The funding will go towards things like healthcare, social workers and benefits.

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Thursday, February 10th, 2022 2:28pm

AstraZeneca earns £3 billion in sales from its Oxford Uni Covid jab

But it warns coronavirus-related revenues could plunge by up to a quarter in 2022.

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Monday, February 7th, 2022 1:00pm

Oxfordshire's bus operators warn of further cuts to services when Government support ends

That could include pulling out of Oxford's entire network of Park & Ride routes.

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Saturday, January 29th, 2022 9:00am

Oxford study: Lung abnormalities found in long Covid patients with breathlessness

Scientists believe they may have had a break-through in research into long-Covid.

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 5:43am

Covid survivors recruited for Oxford Uni drugs trial which could help save lives

Over-fifties, or those with underlying health conditions, are being encouraged to join the Panoramic stud

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Friday, January 21st, 2022 6:00am

Figures show severe impact of Covid-19 on Oxfordshire's visitor economy 

In 2020, there was a 51% drop in trips to the county and tourism spend was down by 77% compared to the year before.

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 6:10am

Mild Covid infection degrades memory for up to nine months – Oxford Uni research

Some people involved in the study experienced 'chronic cognitive consequences.'

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Monday, January 17th, 2022 7:09am

Oxfam: Fortune of world's ten richest men more than doubled during Covid

A report by the Oxford-based charity says incomes for 99% of the population fell during the pandemic.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022 5:52am

Military personnel partner with South Central Ambulance Service amid staff shortages

SCAS has been experiencing staff absences of up to 20% during the Omicron wave.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022 5:00am

Oxford Uni data: Hospital admission for childhood infections dipped dramatically during lockdown

There were thousands fewer admissions for things like meningitis, flu, tonsillitis and pneumonia.

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 6:12am

‘Care home residents were 18 times more likely to die than those at home’

Researchers from the University of Oxford helped analyse millions of GP records.

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Thursday, January 6th, 2022 6:13am

Oxfordshire Director of Adult Services: Care staff shortages mean ‘lockdown by another name’ for the vulnerable

Stephen Chandler says providers across England were reporting absences of up to 10% of their workforce.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 11:21am

Worst of the pandemic is 'absolutely behind us', says scientist behind Oxford vaccine

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard helped develop the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in 2020.

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Friday, December 31st, 2021 9:09am

Oxford scientists to test high dexamethasone doses in severely ill COVID-19 patients

Low doses of are already proven to significantly reduce deaths in hospital.

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 7:00am

Oxford Uni publishes blueprint for making millions of doses of new vaccine within 100-days

Researchers say their method could enable clinical trials in 60 days of a new virus being identified.

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Monday, December 20th, 2021 2:45pm

Pandemic leads to £26 million drop in spending at Blenheim estate

A new report revealed the number of people visiting the palace has fallen by 62% in the last year.

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 6:36am

New £50 million building to house team behind the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

The Poonawalla Vaccines Research unit will be created on the Old Road Campus.

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 6:32am

Oxford study; Vaccine passports ‘increase jab uptake in countries with low coverage’

People need proof of complete vaccination, negative test, or a recovery certificate, to access public venues and events.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021 4:33pm

Mobile COVID testing returns in Oxford as cases reach highest ever level

COVID cases in Oxfordshire have risen by 20% in the past week.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 5:54pm

Researchers from Oxford University begin new trial of potential Covid treatment

Patients are starting to be recruited for the first-of-its-kind trial today

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 11:39am

Public Health Boss warns Covid cases in Oxfordshire are as high as they’ve ever been

The Public are being urged to take every precaution possible.

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Monday, December 6th, 2021 6:28am

Oxford Professor: Next pandemic could be more lethal than Covid

Dame Sarah Gilbert, says another pandemic will threaten human lives and could be “more contagious” and “more lethal”.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2021 6:28am

Booster vaccines may offer good protection against Omicron, Oxford experts find

Oxford University is involved with the CovBoost study, which found six different vaccines are safe and effective as a booster.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 7:44am

Scientists may have identified trigger behind blood clots linked to Oxford jab

Cases are extremely rare, but experts think it's to do with the way parts of the vaccine link up to a specific protein in blood.

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 12:39pm

Oxford scientists poised to update vaccine rapidly ‘if necessary’

Experts from all the jab manufacturers are looking at how effective their products are against the new variant Omicron.

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Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 6:12am

Former vaccine tsar accuses Government of ‘bad faith’ in cancelling Valneva deal

Dame Kate Bingham made the comments during a speech at Oxford University.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 1:27pm

UK’s use of Oxford covid jab for older people ‘may have limited hospital admissions’

The boss of AstraZeneca reckons the use of the vaccine could be the reason we are seeing less hospitalisations than Europe.

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:03am

Staff shortage forces partial closure of Oxford secondary school

Years 7, 8 and 9 at The Oxford Academy have returned to home-learning from today.

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Friday, November 19th, 2021 7:30am

Eight cultural organisations in Oxfordshire share over £1million from emergency Covid fund

Kidlington-based Vans For Bands and The Story Museum in Oxford are among them.

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Friday, November 12th, 2021 12:37pm

AstraZeneca to take profits from Oxford Covid vaccine

More than a billion doses of the jab have been supplied globally, but until now they have been sold at no profit.

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Friday, November 12th, 2021 6:12am

Oxford study reveals dip in cancer diagnoses among children during pandemic

A charity has expressed “enormous concern” over the number of young people diagnosed during the first wave.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 6:13am

Oxford Brookes Vice-Chancellor: University strikes ‘last thing students need or deserve’ amid pandemic

Professor Alistair Fitt suggested that students will “suffer” if walkouts go ahead before the end of the year.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2021 4:05pm

Oxford researchers identify gene that doubles risk of respiratory failure from Covid-19

Some 60% of people with South Asian ancestry carry it.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2021 5:43am

Oxford Uni research: Millions of ‘years lost’ and life expectancies cut short during Covid

The toll of the coronavirus pandemic has been laid bare in a stark new study.

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Monday, November 1st, 2021 11:32am

'Vax' named 2021 Word of the Year by Oxford Languages

The word has been used in dating apps (vax 4 vax), pent-up frustrations (hot vax summer) and academic calendars (vaxx to school).

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 2:38pm

Testing of pupils without Covid symptoms should stop, Oxford vaccine creator suggests

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard told MPs: "Clearly, the large amount of testing in schools is very disruptive to the system".

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 6:22am

Oxford study: ‘Covid-19 presents greater risk of rare neurological events than vaccines’

Scientists studied complications within 28 days of having the Oxford OR Pfizer jabs.

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 6:14am

Oxford jab creator says vaccine development has gone ‘backwards’

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert says the pandemic should have taught us that vaccines must be stockpiled.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2021 6:11am

‘No-one is safe until we are all safe’ – Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert

She's calling for urgent action to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines across the world.

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 6:12am

AUDIO: Long Covid more common than ‘long flu’, Oxford study suggests

People who get flu could have prolonged symptoms which are similar to those seen in some patients with long Covid.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 9:01am

Younger children less willing to get Covid-19 jab than older pupils – Oxford study

Those who are hesitant are more likely to come from the most socially deprived backgrounds.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 5:53am

Oxford study: Smokers ‘80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid’

It's the first study to look at observational and genetic data on the relationship between smoking and coronavirus.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 6:16am

Penguins named after Oxford vaccine developer Dame Sarah Gilbert and tennis star Emma Raducanu

The gentoo penguin chicks have taken their names from two of the UK’s most inspirational women.

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 10:00am

Llama antibodies have ‘significant potential’ as Covid treatment – Oxfordshire study

Tiny antibodies produced by llamas could provide a new frontline treatment, in the form of a nasal spray.

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Friday, September 17th, 2021 7:29am

Oxford scientists trialling whether children need second coronavirus vaccine

It comes after health leaders approved first doses of the Pfizer vaccine for over-12s on Monday.

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Friday, September 10th, 2021 5:00am

Oxford's Covid vaccine scientist wins prestigious business award

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert was honoured at Veuve Clicquot’s annual ceremony, winning the Bold Woman Award.

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Friday, September 3rd, 2021 6:10am

Oxford vaccine tech used to design jab that could treat cancer

When tested in mice, the vaccine increased levels of anti-tumour T cells that target cancerous growths.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 6:19am

Scientists who created Oxford vaccine praise Prince Harry’s comments on the jab

They were honoured with the 'heroes of the year' prize at the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 6:35am

UK pupils had one of the longest classroom closures in Europe, analysis of Oxford data suggests

Labour examined Oxford University’s Covid-19 response tracker.

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 10:31am

Team behind Oxford jab to be honoured at GQ Men of the Year Awards

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and her colleagues will be given the 'heroes of the year' award tonight

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Friday, August 27th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford study: COVID-19 presents higher risk of blood clots than vaccines

Researchers say complications are higher still if someone's infected, meaning jabs still outweigh the risk.

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Thursday, August 26th, 2021 10:33am

Bereaved families lose bid for further evidence in Covid care homes case

Cathy Gardner's dad died in an Oxfordshire care home after it re-admitted a resident from hospital who wasn't tested for Covid.

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 6:38am

Protection from Oxford and Pfizer COVID jabs wanes within six months

The Zoe study shows the effectiveness of the Oxford jab fell from 77% to 67% and Pfizer dipped from 88% to 74%.

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Monday, August 23rd, 2021 10:21am

WRAP: Drop in food waste rebounds to pre-lockdown levels

The Banbury-based charity says 3 in 10 people are now classified as 'high food wasters'.

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Thursday, August 19th, 2021 5:40am

Pfizer vaccine effectiveness declines faster than AstraZeneca – Oxford study

Levels of the virus could be just as high in people who get COVID despite having both jabs, as in those who haven't been vaccinated.

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Friday, August 13th, 2021 5:00am

Oxfam: Governments urged to tax billionaires who profited from Covid - to help offset cost

The Oxford-based charity says a one-off levy could pay for everyone on the planet to have the jab.

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Thursday, August 12th, 2021 5:00am

Guidance published to help identify and treat rare blood clots linked to Oxford jab

Nearly one in four patients admitted to hospitals with the condition called VITT, die.

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 6:00am

Reusable Covod-19 test - developed by Oxford Uni - will also spot Flu and STDs in future

The Circle HealthPod gives PCR quality results in 20 minutes.

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Friday, August 6th, 2021 12:27pm

Kassam Stadium Covid jabs cancelled on match days

Oxford Health has messaged a number of people urging them to reschedule their vaccinations.

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 5:00am

Barbie creates doll of Oxford vaccine co-creator

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert hopes the doll will inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Friday, July 30th, 2021 8:22am

‘Good old-fashioned’ research convinced anxious pregnant Witney mother to get Covid jab

Laura Brunton was initially hesitant about getting vaccinated after she fell pregnant with her third child.

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Friday, July 30th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: 99% of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated

Oxford researchers have described their findings as “concerning”.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2021 3:00pm

Oxford Professor: Eight-week gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses ‘a sweet spot’

Susanna Duanchie says vaccine supply and 'the desire to open up' need to be balanced.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2021 5:30am

Daily Covid-19 testing of pupils ‘just as effective’ in controlling transmission, Oxford study suggests

The findings of this study are good news for students, parents and teachers, according to the experts involved.

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Friday, July 16th, 2021 6:48am

Oxford's culture venues urge audiences to continue wearing masks post 'Freedom Day'

Theatres, museums and event spaces in the city have put out a collective statement.

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Thursday, July 15th, 2021 4:00pm

'Training camps' for T cells 'behind strong immune response in Oxford jab'

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been found to induce long-term immune system protection.

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Monday, July 12th, 2021 6:33am

Oxford scientists demand chance to correct Cummings’s evidence on pandemic

They say they were wrongly criticised by the former prime ministerial aide over their pandemic advice.

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Saturday, July 10th, 2021 9:00am

Increased Government support for Oxford after covid-19 cases reach their highest

Oxford will have extra testing and help to maximise vaccine uptake after cases remain at unprecedented levels.

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Friday, July 9th, 2021 6:11am

Oxfam: Eleven people likely dying from hunger every minute

The Oxford-based charity says global deaths from starvation have outpaced deaths from the pandemic.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021 6:09am

Oxford experts sign letter condemning Government’s ‘dangerous and unethical experiment’

A letter in the Lancet medical journal warns "mass infection" will lead to acute and long-term illness.

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 4:05pm

Researchers behind Oxford Coronavirus vaccine recognised at healthcare awards

The teams who worked to develop the jab in record time were among the winners at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 12:46pm

Pop-up testing returns to Oxford after 'exceptionally steep' rise in Covid cases

The county council's urging under 30s to get tested at one of three walk-in units.

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Monday, July 5th, 2021 7:46am

Oxford's Chief Nursing Officer to attend St Paul’s service on NHS Birthday

Sam Foster will be joined by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the health service.

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021 1:28pm

Concerns over Indian-made Oxford jabs and EU travel downplayed

Up to five million Brits could be barred from holidays in the EU because their vaccines are not recognised by its passport scheme.

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Thursday, July 1st, 2021 6:00am

Oxford study: Long COVID cases being under-reported in NHS GP records 

In 60 million patients records, just over 23 thousand were recorded, but questionnaires have found roughly two million people have the condition.

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Monday, June 28th, 2021 4:00pm

Mixing Oxford and Pfizer Covid jabs ‘generates robust immune response’

The findings could allow people to receive whatever jab is available, rather than waiting for a matching one.

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Monday, June 28th, 2021 12:05pm

Oxford study supports longer interval between first and second Covid jab

A longer delay of up to 45 weeks leads to enhanced immune response after the second dose, researchers found.

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Monday, June 28th, 2021 6:30am

Defence Secretary self-isolating after military chief tests positive for Covid

Top UK military commanders are also self-isolating after a meeting in Oxfordshire last week.

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Friday, June 25th, 2021 7:20am

Oxford researchers identify antibody protection needed to prevent symptomatic Covid-19

They say this could help speed up new vaccine development, and lead to quicker approval.

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021 10:04am

Oxford study: Only one in four students feel course is ‘good value for money’ amid pandemic

Tuition fees and a lack of in-person contact hours were the biggest causes of dissatisfaction.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 6:14am

Cummings tried to bypass rules on £530,000 grant for Oxford project, leaked emails suggest

Boris Johnson’s former top adviser urged civil servants to issue the payment with “no procurement, no lawyers, no meetings, no dela

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 6:00am

Oxford trial to investigate anti-parasitic drug as possible covid-19 treatment 

Ivermectin is currently used to treat parasite infections like head lice and scabies.

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: Ethnic minority children may be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Ethnic minority children are at higher risk with more testing positive than white children

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Monday, June 21st, 2021 2:48pm

Covid-19 pandemic forces animal rehoming centre in Oxfordshire to close

Blue Cross says it needs to save £1million this year.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 9:34am

Oxford Trial: Treatment offers new lifeline for people who get most ill from COVID-19

An Oxford University study has found an antiviral drug can save lives in hospitalised patients, for the first time.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 7:05am

Treating needle phobia may increase COVID-19 vaccine take-up, Oxford study finds

A quarter of UK adults have a potential phobia to injections.

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 5:51am

NHS to launch Long Covid service for children in Oxfordshire

Oxford University Hospitals will run one of 15 paediatric hubs around the UK.

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Thursday, June 10th, 2021 10:30pm

Boris Johnson unveils plans to distribute Oxford vaccine to countries in need

The UK will start donating vaccines to countries in need within weeks.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 1:00pm

Asprin doesn't improve survival for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, Oxford study finds 

It was investigated in the world’s largest clinical trial of treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford researchers develop AI to detect patients risk of death from Covid-19 variants

The technology scans for blood vessel inflammation, to help find more tailored treatments for patients.

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Friday, June 4th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: People who get information from social media are less willing to get COVID jab

It's due to the “rabbit holes” of hesitancy they find themselves stuck in, according to the research.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 4:14pm

Help vaccinate the world or variants will come back to ‘bite us’, warns Oxford expert

It's as academics debate whether the final easing of restrictions in England should proceed on June 21.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 6:13am

Health Secretary to visit Oxford's Jenner Institute ahead of G7 meeting

Matt Hancock is expected to praise the NHS for the vaccine rollout.

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 3:00pm

Oxford firm helps to develop new Covid-19 ‘Test to Go’ app

It instantly records your rapid Covid-19 test result and creates a digital certificate on your phone.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 7:15am

Oxford-led study confirms longer-term lung damage after COVID-19

Researchers found persistent damage to the lungs, three months after patients were discharged from hospital.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 5:30am

COVID-19: Doctors urged to watch for signs of stroke following Oxford jab

It's after three young patients were admitted to hospital and one died.

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Monday, May 24th, 2021 6:18pm

Oxford survey: Europeans disappointed with COVID-19 vaccine roll out

45% of Europeans say they believe the vaccine roll out has been handled badly.

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Friday, May 21st, 2021 5:44am

Oxford Uni Study: Comprehensive testing system key to resuming international travel

Researchers studied people catching flights from the US to Heathrow between November and March.

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 7:07am

Oxford joins world-first clinical trial on Covid booster vaccines

Experts want to know if a third dose could protect people against Covid-19 and its variants.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: health and social care professionals well-being should be a priority

Researchers say the long-term impact of end of life care in pandemics for healthcare workers must not be overlooked.

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 5:17pm

Offering children Covid jabs ‘morally wrong’ in global context, Oxford expert says

Oxford Professor Andrew Pollard said global vaccine inequity was “plain to see”.

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 5:56am

Oxford hospital joins new Covid-19 vaccine study for pregnant women

Around 235 women will be given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or a placebo.

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 6:07am

Oxford Professor calls for Covid jab to be condition of employment for frontline health workers

Those who refuse should be redeployed, or potentially suspended, according to Dr Alberto Giubilini.

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 5:48am

Oxford study: Mixing coronavirus vaccine doses increases mild to moderate symptoms

Any adverse reactions - like headaches and chills - were short-lived though.

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 4:28pm

Protesters demand AstraZeneca share its Oxford Covid-19 vaccine technology

They gathered outside the pharmaceutical firm’s Cambridge headquarters earlier and there was a demo in Oxford this morning.

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Friday, May 7th, 2021 8:53am

All under-40s to be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine

The policy of offering an alternative vaccine previously only applied to the under-30s.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2021 5:30am

New study concludes 'small' link to rare blood clots in Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

The research was carried out in Denmark and Norway - where use of the Oxford vaccine has been discontinued.

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Friday, April 30th, 2021 6:07am

Study led by Oxford Uni shows potential link between bodyweight and risk of severe Covid-19

It found the risk of worse outcomes from the virus starts rising in people with a BMI above 23.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2021 6:00am

Policies to eliminate Covid-19 instead of mitigating it through lockdowns saved more lives, Oxford study claims

A team have compared countries' responses to the pandemic.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 6:07am

Single Oxford or Pfizer Covid vaccine dose ‘cuts transmission by up to half’

Public Health England found anyone who caught Covid-19 three weeks after having the jab was up to 49% less likely to pass it on.

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Monday, April 26th, 2021 6:11am

Oxford research uncovers high risk to pregnant women from COVID-19

A study has revealed it's associated with a higher chance of severe maternal and newborn complications.

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Friday, April 23rd, 2021 5:00am

Oxford research suggests vaccines slash Covid infections ‘and are likely to cut transmission’

New real-world UK data shows jabs - like the Oxford one - slash infection and cut transmission.

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 6:07am

Record 2.5 million emergency food parcels handed over during pandemic

Demand increased by 1/3 according to the Trussell Trust, which runs three Oxfordshire foodbanks.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 6:06am

Tony Blair calls for UK to publish data to bolster confidence in Oxford jab

The former prime minister has warned that the global vaccination efforts are at risk of being undermined due to peoples worries.

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Monday, April 19th, 2021 6:00am

New Oxford study to deliberately re-expose volunteers to Covid-19 launched in he UK

Researchers who want to study the way their immune systems react.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 11:38am

Risk of rare blood clotting is higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines, Oxford study says 

More research is still needed to fully understand the risks though.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 6:13am

Oxford undergrad calls for students to be allowed to return to accommodation ‘to boost wellbeing’

Isobel Cook is one of the founders of a petition, which has attracted almost 10,000 signatures since Monday.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 3:16pm

Over-80s have similar antibody response with Oxford or Pfizer jabs, study says

Both had similar antibody responses among over-80s five weeks after receiving the first dose, according to the research.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 5:30am

Mix and match vaccine study in Oxford is extended to include two more jabs

The Moderna and Novovax vaccines are being added to the study.

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Monday, April 12th, 2021 3:05am

Oxford University study: Asthma drug reduces COVID-19 recovery time

Researchers say the discovery is a “significant milestone” for the pandemic.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 12:20pm

Oxford study: Students lost 20% of expected progress because of school closures 

Despite teaching moving online in the last year children learned 'little or nothing', according to the research.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 8:24am

PM urges public confidence in Oxford coronavirus vaccine as under-30s offered alternative

Oxford University says that safety has always been its priority throughout the development of its jab.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford University to investigate antiviral drug as possible COVID-19 treatment

Favipiravir is currently licensed in Japan to treat influenza.

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 3:58pm

Oxford/AstraZeneca jab benefits ‘outweigh risks’ but under-30s offered alternative

European regulators have ruled that unusual blood clots were 'very rare side effects' of the jab.

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 10:37am

Oxford Covid jab: UK’s vaccination programme ‘must continue’ despite blood clot fears

Ministers are trying to dispel concerns about the vaccine - after trials involving children were put on hold.

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Uni study links Covid-19 to increased risk of mental health conditions

One in three Covid-19 survivors were diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of being infected.

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 3:49pm

PM urges people to get Covid jab despite concerns over potential side effects of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Boris Johnson said getting the population vaccinated was “the key thing”.

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 12:00am

£5.3 million boost for cultural and creative organisations in Oxfordshire 

The government is supporting 31 organisations across Oxfordshire in its second round of the Recovery Fund.

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Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 6:00am

Link between vaccine hesitancy and intent to discourage others, study involving Oxford University says

The link has been described as 'troubling' by the report authors. 

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 5:35pm

EMA: No evidence to support restricting use of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine

Germany's decided not to give the jab to under-60s, because of concerns about unusual blood clots.

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 3:00pm

Big drop in visitor numbers for Oxfordshire's tourist attractions amid pandemic

Some of Oxford's museum's saw visitor figures plummet in 2020.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 3:00pm

COVID infection survey with Oxford University to continue for another year

Experts at Oxford and the Office for National Statistics are tracking the level of coronavirus infection in the population.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 6:49am

Website developed by Oxford Uni students speeds up Covid vaccine rollout

Vaximap has helped GP surgeries reach over 200,000 housebound patients since January.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021 5:50am

Oxford jab has 76% efficacy against symptomatic Covid-19, study finds

New data has been released after questions about interim clinical trial results were raised in the US.

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Friday, March 26th, 2021 6:06am

Oxford scientists to study effectiveness of its vaccine as a nasal spray

Thirty volunteers will take part in the trial to test the immune response through the nose.

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 5:00am

Using dexamethasone to treat Covid patients ‘may have saved one million lives’

Scientists from Oxford were the first to find the steroid could significantly reduce deaths.

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Monday, March 22nd, 2021 8:21am

Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is safe, new data shows 

Over 32,000 volunteers across took part in the trial in the USA, Peru and Chile.

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021 3:28pm

British man dies and five cases of ‘rare’ blood clot after Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulator said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were “extremely rare”.

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 6:40am

Oxford research reveals hidden impact of COVID on prisoners’ families

Thousands of children have not seen their parents for a year now.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 5:06pm

No indication Oxford Astrazeneca jab linked to blood clots, says European regulator

But it is still conducting a review after a small number of reports of blood clots in those who’ve had the vaccine.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford Brookes to research impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable young people

People aged 16+ who are currently being helped by UK children's charity Barnardo's will be involved.

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Monday, March 15th, 2021 2:36pm

Two vaccine doses offer similar Covid-19 protection as prior infection – Oxford study

More than 1,400 healthcare workers at an Oxford hospital Trust took part in the research.

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Monday, March 15th, 2021 5:41am

COVID-19: AstraZeneca defends its vaccine after more countries suspend its use over clotting concerns

The jab, developed with Oxford University, will not be used in Ireland and the Netherlands for now.

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Friday, March 12th, 2021 3:39pm

COVID-19: Two doses of Oxford jab can halve transmission, research suggests

Two doses of the Pfizer one also dramatically cuts the chance of passing the virus on.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 11:46am

COVID-19: Five countries halt use of one batch of Oxford jab after fatal blood clot

The European Medicines Agency has launched an investigation.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 9:00am

Oxford Economics: Young people to benefit from changes brought by Covid-19

A report claims younger generations are primed to work in fields like augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

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Friday, March 5th, 2021 5:35am

Scientist behind the Oxford COVID-19 jab receives prestigious award

Professor Sarah Gilbert is being honoured with the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Albert Medal.

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021 6:30am

Oxford report: Inequalities widening in developing countries because of pandemic

Researchers are worried that important gains in education attainment and future life chances are being reversed.

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 3:41pm

'European countries need to get on with using the Oxford vaccine to save lives', says professor

Adam Finn us urging other countries to use their stocks of the jab.

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 5:30am

Oxford experts to help study Covid vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems

They may be at increased risk of the more severe complications from coronavirus.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 8:05am

Oxford Brookes researchers to investigate experiences of NHS staff during Covid-19 pandemic

A team will look at how coronavirus has impacted on the performance, wellbeing, and future career plans of NHS workers.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 5:41am

Study ‘vindicates UK’s decision to give Oxford/AstraZeneca jab to older people’

A single shot has been shown to be more than 80% effective in preventing hospitalisation among the over-eighties.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 5:30am

Almost 19,000 people in Oxfordshire started claiming Universal Credit in April and May

That is a huge 777% rise on the same two months in 2019.

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Monday, March 1st, 2021 6:08am

Dodds urges Sunak to set out ‘responsible’ plan after Tory ‘mismanagement’

The Shadow Chancellor and Oxford MP is demanding jobs and businesses are protected.

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Friday, February 26th, 2021 5:10am

'Everyone in' approach to housing the homeless sees rough sleeping nearly halve in Oxfordshire

Oxford City Council put over 300 people up in emergency accommodation during the pandemic.

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021 5:00am

Covid vaccines unlikely to see ‘cliff edge’ fall in effectiveness, says Oxford Uni expert

Professor Sarah Gilbert also says they may be given as nasal sprays or tablets in the future.

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Monday, February 22nd, 2021 11:39am

‘Substantial reduction’ in hospital admissions four weeks after first Oxford Covid jab

The Oxford vaccine appears to reduce a person’s risk of hospital admission by 94%.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 2:58pm

People want ‘normal way of life’ back after Covid jabs, Oxford scientist tells MPs

Boris Johnson is going to announce a roadmap out of lockdown restrictions next week.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 12:03pm

Henley Royal Regatta postponed because of coronavirus 

It could be held outside of Oxfordshire this year.

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Monday, February 15th, 2021 9:10am

Oxford vaccine creator calls for donations to help people in poorer countries receive a jab

Professor Sarah Gilbert is backing a new campaign launching today, called Arm in Arm.

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Saturday, February 13th, 2021 9:00am

Oxford trial to test AstraZeneca vaccine among children 

A group of 6 to 17-year-olds will test the jab to see how effective it is on them.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021 6:06am

Covid-19: Dexamethasone finding may have already saved 650,000 lives – Oxford Uni study

Scientists from the University of Oxford were the first to find a treatment for the Coronavirus.

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 4:06pm

Covid-19: WHO says Oxford jab can be used in all adults

It comes after a number of countries have opted not to give the jab to those over the age of 65.

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 1:11pm

Paramedics to test Oxford patients for COVID-19 before hospital transfers

South Central Ambulance says it's a pioneering study designed to tackle handover delays in emergency departments.

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 6:10am

NHS Test and Trace app prevents 600,000 cases, Oxford Uni study suggests

More than 1.7 million people have been asked to isolate since it launched in September.

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Monday, February 8th, 2021 5:49am

COVID-19: South Africa halts rollout of Oxford jab due to 'limited protection'

It comes as Britons face needing a third jab in the autumn.

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021 6:00am

New study to look at effectiveness of mixing Oxford and Pfizer jabs

The £7 million study - led by Oxford Uni - will be the first to determine the effects of using different vaccines.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 2:58pm

Vaccines against Covid variants will be ready by autumn, says Oxford/AstraZeneca

Work on designing a new vaccine is underway.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 6:34am

COVID-19: Virus antibodies last for at least six months after infection, Oxford scientists find

The research also reveals that 8.8% of the UK population had been infected by December 2020.

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 6:07pm

Oxford coronavirus vaccine is 76% effective for three months, says study

The jab may also reduce transmission by 67%

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 6:00am

Oxfordshire covid patients given kits to monitor oxygen levels at home

Paramedics at South Central Ambulance are the first in the country to supply pulse oximeters.

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Friday, January 29th, 2021 5:08pm

EU drugs regulator approves Oxford vaccine

It comes as the European Medicines Agency warns that vaccines are not a magic wand to defeat the pandemic.

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Friday, January 29th, 2021 6:31am

Oxford company's new coronavirus test piloted at pop-up UK labs

It's able to detect coronavirus in the saliva and will be tested at four sites.

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Friday, January 29th, 2021 6:09am

PM rejects Germany ruling Oxford jab should not be recommended to over 65s

Boris Johnson argued the evidence shows it “provides a good immune response across all age groups”.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 6:38am

Oxford students create website to help GPs map out best route for vaccination of housebound patients

VaxiMap has already been used for more than 61,000 home visit vaccinations in Britain.

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Monday, January 25th, 2021 6:57am

Divide between rich and poor will grow post-coronavirus, warns Oxfam study

The world's ten richest men have seen their combined wealth increase by over £400-billion.

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Sunday, January 24th, 2021 7:30am

Mass vaccination site to open at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium

It will be part of a network of 49 vaccination centres across England.

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021 12:49pm

Community testing in Oxfordshire to be available for key workers from February

Oxfordshire County Council is working to set up facilities in Banbury, Wantage and Oxford city.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021 6:29am

Oxford study: Lateral flow tests ‘could be game changer in finding the most infectious cases’

The coronavirus tests could help when it comes to relaxing lockdown restrictions too.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 3:24pm

One in eight people in England has had Covid-19, new study involving Oxford Uni suggests

New data reveals the proportion of the population who are likely to have tested positive for antibodies.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 6:20am

Parents’ stress increased in lockdown, Oxford study finds

A survey's revealed almost half were worried about their children's wellbeing or education.

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Monday, January 18th, 2021 7:2am

Plans to triple intensive care capacity at the John Radcliffe submitted

A new ICU containing 48 beds could be built at the Oxford hospital.

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Monday, January 18th, 2021 7:09am

'Huge rise' in number of people checking in to rehab in Oxfordshire

Officials fear the pandemic has led to 'very unhealthy relationships with drugs and alcohol.'

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 4:36pm

Oxford jab could be given EU green light this month

The head of the EU medicines regulator has said that she is “hopeful” about it.

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 2:27pm

COVID-19: Oxford hospital temporarily halts pancreas transplants

The situation is under constant review.

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 7:08am

Oxfordshire child poverty campaigner calls for review of free school meal policy

Sue Tanner is among dozens of campaigners fighting to ensure disadvantaged children aren't excluded.

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 6:15am

Bowel cancer diagnoses fell during first lockdown in England, Oxford study suggests

Early diagnosis of the condition is key to obtaining the best survival.

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 1:31pm

Oxford vaccine: AstraZeneca scaling up to two million doses per week ‘imminently’

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has promised that the coronavirus vaccination programme will be in operation 24/7 'soon'.

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 7:30am

Almost half of ICU staff ‘have mental health issues’ due to Covid-19

Oxford University researchers worked with King’s College London on a new study.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 3:30pm

Oxford restaurant opens drive-thru in response to pandemic

The Jam Factory has turned its loading bay into an experience for takeaways as it adjusts to the third lockdown in England.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 6:00am

COVID-19: Rapid increase in Oxfordshire hospital admissions

Local hospitals are said to be fuller than they were during the first wave of the pandemic.

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Friday, January 8th, 2021 2:09pm

Oxford City suspend two first-team players

The Club is investigating an alleged breach of Covid-19 protocols by two first team players.

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Friday, January 8th, 2021 3:00pm

Oxford study: Coronavirus introduced to UK more than 1,000 times in early pandemic

A team of scientists have analysed the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021 5:34pm

Nurse vaccinator among first to get Oxford Covid jab at a GP surgery

She received the injection on Thursday afternoon.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021 3:28pm

Mass rollout of Oxford vaccine begins in England as hospitals pushed to brink

The jabs are being delivered to sites across the country today.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021 5:51am

GP's start to deliver Oxford's Covid-19 jab

It's hoped that more than 700 sites would be delivering vaccines by the end of the week.

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