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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine: newly published results show it is safe – but questions remain over its efficacy

Syda Productions/Shutterstock Paul Hunter, University of East Anglia Full interim analysis of the safety and efficacy of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine – developed in partnership with AstraZeneca – has been published in the Lancet. This paper represents the most comprehensive set of results from any of the phase 3 trials of COVID-19 vaccines to date. These are still only interim …

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Scott Morrison to announce two new COVID vaccine deals

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The government has secured deals for two further COVID-19 vaccines, taking its portfolio of agreements to four. Under the latest agreements, to be announced by Scott Morrison on Thursday, Novavax would supply 40 million vaccine doses and Pfizer/BioNTech would provide 10 million doses. The Novavax and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are expected to be available in Australia …

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Coronavirus vaccine: what we know so far – a comprehensive guide by academic experts


M-Foto/Shutterstock Rob Reddick, The Conversation Since the early days of the pandemic, attention has focused on producing a vaccine for COVID-19. With one, it’s hoped it will be able to suppress the virus without relying purely on economically challenging control measures. Without one, the world will probably have to live with COVID-19 as an endemic disease. It’s unlikely the coronavirus …

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The Oxford deal is welcome, but remember the vaccine hasn’t been proven to work yet


Shutterstock Katie Louise Flanagan, University of Tasmania and Magdalena Plebanski, RMIT University Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday the Australian government has signed a letter of intent to procure the University of Oxford’s vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and to provide it free to all Australians. All the signs are promising so far, as the vaccine …

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