Why does Trump want to ban Tiktok? | Inside Story

It’s one of the most downloaded apps of all times and famous for its catchy videos. The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has millions of users in the U.S. alone. But many feel disappointed by President Donald Trump’s threats to ban it in their country. Now tech giant Microsoft says it will continue talks to buy … Read more Why does Trump want to ban Tiktok? | Inside Story

Rapid 90-minute Covid tests to be rolled out for winter

Two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu – and promise results in 90 minutes – are to be rolled out in hospitals, care homes and laboratories. The swab and DNA tests will help deal with the virus in winter, enabling clinicians and NHS Test and Trace to differentiate between Covid-19, which requires sufferers to … Read more Rapid 90-minute Covid tests to be rolled out for winter

Experts sceptical of official virus death toll across Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a worrying rise in infections, with the World Health Organization calling on states to drastically increase testing. The International Red Cross says countries in the region are typically conducting only 8,000 tests per million people, whereas countries such as Britain have over 200,000 per million. Oxford Analytica’s senior Africa analyst Jason … Read more Experts sceptical of official virus death toll across Africa

Europe battles to contain another coronavirus surge

Are care homes prepared if another spike is on the way? We are already seeing cases rising across Europe. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Globally, there have been more than 16.5 million confirmed cases and 655,000 deaths. The US has the most confirmed cases in the world and have seen their biggest daily increase since May with 1,300 … Read more Europe battles to contain another coronavirus surge

The Point: How will COVID-19 vaccines be rolled out in practice?

#China’s vaccine, the CanSino candidate, is one of a handful of vaccines that have shown some promise in early human testing. The phase 1 and 2 trial results from a vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca were also released on Monday. How will this vaccine be rolled out … Read more The Point: How will COVID-19 vaccines be rolled out in practice?

Reconversion of Hagia Sophia a coup for President Erdogan

Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sophia has re-opened as a mosque for the first time in 86 years. Eugene Rogan from Oxford University’s Middle East Center says while the move plays to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conservative Muslim base, most Turks are more concerned by the country’s economic issues. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE … Read more Reconversion of Hagia Sophia a coup for President Erdogan

Vaccine by Easter a best-case scenario, researcher says

The race to find a vaccine continues, with more than 150 candidates in development around the world, of which vaccines in Oxford and China are furthest ahead in development. Simon Clarke, microbiologist at Reading University, says if the vaccines can make it to clinical trials, the earliest available deployment in Europe would be around Easter … Read more Vaccine by Easter a best-case scenario, researcher says

New COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Brazil

Nearly two dozen potential vaccines for the novel coronavirus are under various stages of human testing worldwide, and at least two are being conducted in Brazil – the country with the world’s second-worst outbreak. One is a Chinese-made drug that is being tested on 9,000 volunteers, the other is developed by Oxford University. Testing is … Read more New COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Brazil

WHO hails progress on Oxford vaccine but says still a long way to go

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday welcomed progress in research on COVID-19 vaccines but warned there was still much work to be done. Mike Ryan, head of the WHO’s emergencies program, welcomed news that AstraZeneca’s experimental vaccine developed with Britain’s Oxford University was safe and produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials in … Read more WHO hails progress on Oxford vaccine but says still a long way to go

How close are we to a COVID-19 vaccine? | Inside Story

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine is gathering pace. Scientists around the world are competing to develop a safe and effective treatment that may help end the pandemic. Years of research is being completed in just a few months. A team at Oxford University in the UK has released promising results from early trials. It’s … Read more How close are we to a COVID-19 vaccine? | Inside Story

Promising results from early COVID-19 vaccine trial | The World

The World speaks to Dr Muhammad Munir – a virologist from the University of Lancaster – about promising results from a trial coronavirus vaccine designed by the University of Oxford and developed in partnership with AstraZeneca. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe … Read more Promising results from early COVID-19 vaccine trial | The World

Coronavirus Vaccine Causes Major Breakthrough In Fight Against Covid | This Morning

The latest results from the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial have been described as a ‘major breakthrough’ by the Government. After being tested on 1,077 British adults, initial trials found that the vaccine is safe to administer, and induces the desired immune response – with no serious side effects. Today we’re joined by Professor Sarah … Read more Coronavirus Vaccine Causes Major Breakthrough In Fight Against Covid | This Morning

Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trials show promising results | ABC News

Trial results from one promising vaccine show its safe and can stimulate the body’s immune system. However, it’s still too early to say if it can protect people from the coronavirus. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-21/coronavirus-vaccine-oxford-university-next-step/12475892 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to … Read more Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trials show promising results | ABC News

Should the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Made Compulsory? | Good Morning Britain

More than a quarter of people in the UK may refuse to be vaccinated against Coronavirus a new survey has revealed. A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response. But figures show that even if the treatment is proven to work in the coming months, 14% of … Read more Should the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Made Compulsory? | Good Morning Britain

Hopes over ‘promising’ Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, July 21: The French paper Libération speaks to an exiled Uighur who details the brutal persecution campaign led by Chinese authorities, including confirmation of forced sterilisation. Also, the British press is extremely hopeful over a promising Oxford research team’s vaccine trial. Plus, find out why Zoom meetings have led to a rise in casual … Read more Hopes over ‘promising’ Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial