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This 26-year-old from Odisha recounts working at the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh during the lockdown

Baisali Mohanty hails from Odisha and currently, she works for the United Nations. She is also credited to have started the Oxford Odissi Centre while studying at Oxford. We listen in to her story...

Published on 23rd February 2021
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Scotland study finds that vaccines substantially reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations

A research led by the Public Health Scotland (PHS) found at four weeks after the first dose, hospital admissions were reduced by 85 per cent for the Pfizer/BioNtech and 94 per cent Oxford/AstraZeneca

Published on 23rd February 2021
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After row over racist posts on social media, first Indian President of Oxford Student Union quits 

The accusations were made after the President-elect Rashmi Samant's old social media posts reemerged and were branded 'racist' and 'insensitive'

Published on 18th February 2021
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Oxford University's COVID-19 therapeutics trial goes global to get faster results

Peter Horby, professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health at Oxford, said he hoped that expanding the trial internationally would help researchers assess potential treatments faster

Published on 18th February 2021
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Coronavirus survives far less time on paper, clothes than on glass and plastic: Study

The research suggests that the virus can survive for four days on glass, and seven days on plastic and stainless steel

Published on 15th February 2021
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Oxford University testing vaccine in children 

The trial announced Saturday seeks to recruit 300 volunteers between the ages of 6 and 17, with up to 240 receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the remainder a control meningitis vaccine

Published on 13th February 2021
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Red Cross announces 110 million dollars plan to help support immunisation of 500 million people

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said the world's 50 poorest countries have received only 0. 1 per cent of the total vaccine doses

Published on 4th February 2021
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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developers claim that it reduces the COVID-19 virus transmission

In addition, the researchers also said that a single dose of the vaccine was 76 per cent effective against symptomatic virus infection, for up to three months

Published on 4th February 2021
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No data to show Covishield, Covaxin can protect against new virus strain: Union Minister

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health has given approval to Serum Institute of India for manufacture of its COVID-19 vaccine for restricted use

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Serum Institute applies for trials of another COVID-19 vaccine, hopes to launch it by June 2021

The city-based firm has already produced Covishield vaccine, co-developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca

Published on 30th January 2021
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IOA president Narinder Batra receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Last week, Batra said that vaccination of the Olympic-bound athletes is the topmost priority of the federation

Published on 30th January 2021
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The 'US' varsity which gave Malayalam actor Bala a DLitt admits they are like a 'private tutorial college'

According to Bala, he was awarded the 'Doctor of Humane Letters' by 'The Royal American University' and was apparently the first South Indian to be awarded such an honour by a foreign university

Published on 28th January 2021
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Research shows Regeneron's COVID-19 antibody cocktail effective against coronavirus variants

The cocktail has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was used to treat former US President Trump when he was tested positive for COVID-19

Published on 28th January 2021
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UK to impose mandatory hotel quarantine on arrivals from 'red list' nations

It is understood that travellers will have to pay to isolate in a monitored hotel, with coronavirus testing carried out during their stay

Published on 28th January 2021
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COVID-19: Pakistan authorises emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

The regulatory authority held a meeting on Friday during which it gave emergency use authorisation to the Russain COVID-19 vaccine, The News International reported

Published on 24th January 2021

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