Kiwi Covid-19 expert has ‘fingers crossed’ that Oxford vaccine passes human trials

Siouxsie Wiles talked with Breakfast about the “promising” vaccine currently being evaluated in the UK.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Jet pack flight! @BBC News LIVE on iPlayer – BBC
  • WHO announces roll-out of cheap and rapid Covid-19 tests for world’s poorest nations
  • Chinese bonds to list on key index
  • Covid-19 Vaccine Near ‘Finish Line:’ U.S. Surgeon General
  • Global Covid deaths cross ‘agonising’ 1m milestone @BBC News on iPlayer – BBC
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