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  • Neil Heywood mystery: Gilded lifestyle of murder suspect's son Bo Guagua

    04/15/2012 3:06:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/14/12 | Patrick Sawer, Josie Ensor and Richard Eden
    Neil Heywood mystery: Gilded lifestyle of murder suspect's son Bo Guagua New pictures have cast a fascinating light on the privileged lifestyle and influential circle of friends surrounding the son of ousted Chinese Communist party leader Bo Xilai. By Patrick Sawer, Josie Ensor and Richard Eden 9:00PM BST 14 Apr 2012 A prime seat at the Beijing Olympics, nights out with Oxford friends, and a mentor at the heart of the British establishment – this is the gilded lifestyle of the son of the ousted Chinese Communist party leader linked to the death of a British businessman. These pictures shine...
  • Hope for elderly as Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine produces robust immune response in young and old

    10/26/2020 6:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 10/26/2020 | Ross McGuinness
    There is renewed hope for elderly patients after tests showed a COVID-19 vaccine produced a similar immune response in both younger and older people. The vaccine, being developed by the University of Oxford with drugs firm AstraZeneca, could be a crucial weapon in the battle to halt the spread of coronavirus. Adverse responses to the vaccine were lower among the elderly, tests on the vaccine revealed. Because the immune system weakens with age, it had been feared that the elderly might not respond as positively to the vaccine. However, an AstraZeneca spokesman told the Reuters news agency: "It is encouraging...
  • Covid-19 vaccine: In India, No adverse side-effects so far in 53 Oxford vaccine volunteers at Chandigarh’s PGI

    10/12/2020 9:45:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    No adverse side-effects have been reported among the volunteers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have been observed so far, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has said. Fifty-three persons, participating in the Covid-19 vaccine trials at the Chandigarh's PGIMER, have not reported any major side effects seven days after being vaccinated, a report in The Hindustan Times said. Coronavirus Live Updates The report added that the institute had screened 97 volunteers on Thursday. Of these, 65 had already been vaccinated since September 25 when the institute started administering the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate to...
  • Experts Worry After Two Cases Of Rare Spinal Illness Found Among Participants In Oxford Vaccine’s UK Covid-19 Trial

    09/20/2020 11:28:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2020 | AllahPundit
    I wrote a little bit about this a few weeks ago, when AstraZeneca paused its UK trial of the Oxford vaccine after one subject developed a neurological issue. Sources told the media at the time that the issue in question was transverse myelitis, a disease of the spine. That was the second time AstraZeneca had paused its trial; the first pause, it turned out, was also due to the emergence of a neurological problem in a participant.That issue, it turns out, was Â… transverse myelitis, a condition that normally afflicts one in 236,000 people, per the Times. Two participants...
  • Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial "back up and running" after brief pause for safety check

    09/15/2020 8:17:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/15/2020
    London — Oxford University announced over the weekend that it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The move came less than a week after the study was suspended following a reported possible side-effect in a U.K. patient. In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday. "The independent review process has concluded and following the recommendations of both the independent safety review committee and the U.K. regulator, the MHRA, the trials will recommence in...
  • Wish Our Universities has the backbone of Oxford

    09/14/2020 11:13:15 AM PDT · by econjack · 34 replies
    Open Letter | 9/12/2020 | Chris Patten
    The letter (below) is a response from Oxford University to black students attending as Rhodes Scholars who demand the university remove the statue of Oxford Benefactor, Cecil Rhodes. Interestingly, Chris Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes), The Chancellor of Oxford University, was on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 on precisely the same topic. The Daily Telegraph headline yesterday was "Oxford will not rewrite history”. Lord Patten commented: “Education is not indoctrination. Our history is not a blank page on which we can write our own version of what it should have been according to our contemporary views and prejudice.”...
  • Coronavirus tests too sensitive, Oxford University academic warns. People get positive results even when they had the virus 70 days ago skewing real picture of how many people are contagious

    09/06/2020 8:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Telegraph via MSN ^ | 09/0/2020 | Phoebe Southworth
    Coronavirus tests are giving people positive results even when they had the virus 70 days ago, an Oxford University academic has warned, amid fears they are too sensitive. Prof Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, said eight days after contracting Covid-19, the chances the infected person will pass the virus on "goes down to zero" if they have no symptoms. However, he said fragments of the virus can still remain in the body for many weeks afterwards - with some studies showing intermittent shedding up to 70 days later - leading to a positive test and skewing...
  • AstraZeneca begins final trials of Oxford University coronavirus vaccine enrolling 50,000 people worldwide and 30,000 in the US as company signs £15 million manufacturing deal

    09/01/2020 8:31:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The world may be one step closer to getting a coronavirus jab after Oxford University's vaccine candidate entered its final stage of tests in the US. UK drug giant AstraZeneca, which owns the rights to the vaccine, said it had enrolled 30,000 American volunteers to take part in its phase three clinical trial. It now means 50,000 people worldwide are taking part in studies to see whether the jab - known as AZD1222 - can actually prevent people getting infected with Covid-19. Thousands of volunteers have already been injected with the experimental drug in UK, Brazil and South Africa and...
  • Get on with your lives! Professor says as coronavirus 'not as deadly as first thought'

    08/23/2020 1:05:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 59 replies
    Express ^ | 23 Aug, 2020 | LUCY JOHNSTON
    CORONAVIRUS is not as deadly as was thought and the public fear that is stopping the country returning to normal is unfounded, a leading expert says. Carl Heneghan, Professor of Evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, called for the government to intervene and "proactively reassure the population". He said exaggerated fears of Covid have led to "people going about their daily lives misunderstanding and overestimating their risk”. And he said introducing local lockdowns could do more harm than good by forcing people into their homes, potentially infecting other vulnerable people that live with them. Professor Heneghan - whose work led to...
  • COVID-19 vaccine likely to be mandatory in Australia, Scott Morrison says after signing deal with Oxford University

    08/19/2020 9:53:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | 08/19/2020 | Brett Worthington
    Australians are likely to face mandatory coronavirus vaccinations if Prime Minister Scott Morrison gets his wish. The nation is a step closer to gaining access to a vaccine, with the Federal Government securing an international deal to produce a vaccine frontrunner locally if trials succeed. If that happens, Mr Morrison said Australia would have a target of 95 per cent vaccination, which would account for people with health conditions that prevented them being vaccinated. "I would expect it to be as mandatory as you could possibly make it," he told Melbourne radio station 3AW. "There are always exemptions for any...
  • English Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber participates in Oxford Coronavirus vaccine trials

    08/16/2020 8:04:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/16/2020 | By DANIEL NISINMAN
    Andrew Lloyd Webber posted a picture of himself getting a vaccine shot on his Instagram page, saying that "I'll do anything to get theaters large and small open again and actors and musicians back to work." The English composer and the patron of many musicals offered, literally, his hand in the efforts to combat the coronavirus by participating in vaccine trials in the University of Oxford, according to NBC news. In the picture, the dedicated composer can be seen proudly displaying a black T-shirt on which it was written across in white letters #SaveOurStages. It seems that Webber is truly...
  • When will a Covid-19 vaccine be ready? Oxford scientists believe they have made a breakthrough discovering that the jab triggers a response that may offer a "double defence" against the virus.

    08/10/2020 12:01:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/10/2020 | By Annelies Gartner ; Lizzie Roberts and Christopher Hope
    Since the virus first emerged in January around 170 vaccine candidates are now in development, with 15 already in human trials. Oxford scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in their quest for a Covid-19 vaccine after discovering that the jab triggers a response that may offer a "double defence" against the virus. The full results, published on July 20, showed that initial trials on 1,077 British adults found that the vaccine induced strong antibody and T-cell responses, which may improve further after a booster jab. The discovery is promising because separate studies have suggested that antibodies may fade away...
  • Three reasons scientists are cautious about the Oxford coronavirus vaccine despite preliminary trials showing it to be safe and inducing immune response

    07/29/2020 10:41:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/29/2020 | James Morris
    “It’s a really important milestone. There’s still a long way to go, though.” That’s the view of Prof Sarah Gilbert, one of the co-authors of a major study which has found a University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine is safe and induces an immune reaction. Oxford scientists behind the trial have said the preliminary results are “very encouraging”, while Boris Johnson has said it is an “important step in the right direction”. However, in a briefing following the release of the study on Monday, experts also sounded the need for caution. Here are three reasons... 1. Need to test older age...
  • Promising Sign As Coronavirus Vaccine Developed By AstraZeneca And Oxford University Appears Safe, Creating Antibodies, Early Trials Show

    07/20/2020 8:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/20/2020 | Isabel Togoh
    A vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the U.K.’s Oxford University appears to be safe, early-stage clinical trials have shown, marking a promising breakthrough in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, although it is yet to be seen whether it protects people against the virus. KEY FACTS * Trials of the vaccine involving some 1,077 healthy adult volunteers between April and May, showed the injection triggered the creation of antibodies and white blood cells to fight coronavirus. * The study published in medical journal The Lancet, shows the vaccine also didn’t have any serious or dangerous side effects, although...
  • Hopes for a Coronavirus vaccine this year have been boosted by a reported breakthrough in Oxford's human trials

    07/17/2020 7:58:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2020 | Thomas Colson
    UK scientists racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine believe they've made a breakthrough in early trials of an experimental vaccine that could offer "double defense" against the virus, The Daily Telegraph reported this week. Researchers at Oxford University began human trials of a coronavirus vaccine in April. Blood samples taken from a group of volunteers in the UK who got a dose of the vaccine showed both antibodies and T cells, a source told The Telegraph. T cells can kill a virus and the cells it has infected, providing an important part of the body's response to viral infections. The...
  • How NOT to Conduct a Covid-19 Clinical Trial: Oxford Research Reveals High Mortality & Flawed Therapeutic Response – It Reveals Nothing New about Hydroxychloroquine

    07/16/2020 8:48:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Covexit: Covid-19 News and Policy Analysis ^ | 07/16/2020 | Jean-Pierre Kiekens
    Since mid-March, early treatments were known to have great potential as a cure for COVID-19. Dr Zelenko was already treating his patients in NY State with his tri therapy combining HCQ with Azithromycin and Zinc. The first study by Professor RaoultÂ’s team, showing a dramatic reduction in the viral load for patients treated early with HCQ and Azithromycin was published on March 20. First Study About Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine With or Without Azithromycin for Treating COVID-19 In a March 28 detailed article, communicated to those in charge of the Oxford trial, I expressed serious concerns about the RECOVERY trial...
  • A Clear European Voice is Missing in the World (interview with historian Timothy Garton Ash)

    10/12/2007 12:19:34 AM PDT · by Argentine-Firecracker · 1 replies · 167+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | 10/11/2007
    SPIEGEL ONLINE talks to historian and Oxford professor Timothy Garton Ash about the European Union's weak image in the world, the limits to EU expansion and how Europe should tackle Russia and Iran.Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies at St. Antony's College, Oxford, a senior fellow at the Stanford University-based think tank the Hoover Institution and a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a new European think tank. He has earned renown for a genre of writing he calls the "history of the present." His eight books feature historical analysis of transformations undergone in Europe...
  • Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Could Give People Protection 'For Several Years'

    07/05/2020 11:30:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/05/2020 | BY BASIT MAHMOOD
    Scientists at the University of Oxford who are leading the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, believe it could give people protection for "several years." Professor Sarah Gilbert, who is leading the University of Oxford trial told MPs on the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee that she was hoping the vaccine would provide "a good duration of immunity" from the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, developed in partnership with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, has been described as a "leading candidate" by the World Health Organisation's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan. Some had feared that any potential COVID-19 vaccine, which is not expected...
  • Oxford University is leading in the world Covid-19 vaccine race

    07/02/2020 11:44:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Economist ^ | 07/02/2020
    By oxford’s eastern bypass road, some way from the famous spires, sits an unremarkable collection of glass office buildings that includes the Jenner Institute. Described by an industry observer as “a slightly dusty corner” of the university, until six months ago it mostly busied itself with useful but ill-funded research into diseases suffered by people in poor countries. Now it has become the likeliest candidate to produce the world’s first vaccine against covid-19. With governments all over the world pouring money into it, the effort to get a vaccine has come to resemble a more urgent version of the space...
  • Black Lives Matter is accused of anti-Semitism after posting photo of mural featuring Jewish stereotypes on Facebook advertising protest march in Oxford [UK]

    07/01/2020 2:31:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:34 EDT, 30 June 2020 | Joe Middleton
    A Black Lives Matter group has been accused of anti-Semitism after posting a controversial mural as a cover photo for a Facebook event. The mural, “Freedom of Humanity”, was removed from East London in 2012 after concerns from Jewish groups that it contained “vile anti-Semitic tropes” such as the idea that Jewish people controlled the world. The street artist, Mear One, has previously denied being anti-Semitic, and said the mural is instead about “class” and “privilege.” The image was posted online by Black Lives Matter Oxford, who are independent of but support Black Lives Matter, as a cover photo on...