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News Articles: COVID-19

World’s largest clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments expands internationally

The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) Trial, the world’s largest clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments, has now expanded internationally with Indonesia and Nepal among the first countries to join. The first patients have been recruited to RECOVERY International. Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University […]

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The great outdoors: £1 million grant to study countryside rights of way

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of accessing nature to people’s health and wellbeing, with 42% of adults saying that ‘visiting green and natural spaces has been even more important to their wellbeing since coronavirus’*. Now a £1 million project will be researching the mapping, development, use and experience of twentieth and twenty-first century rights of […]

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust delivers Oxford Covid vaccine in world first

The NHS has today, Monday 4 January 2021, launched the rollout of the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine – with patients at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) the very first to get the life-saving jab.  At 7.30am this morning at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, dialysis patient Brian Pinker was vaccinated by Sam […]

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Oxford University welcomes UK regulatory emergency use authorisation of coronavirus vaccine

The University of Oxford welcomes the news that the UK Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the UK. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will also publish its latest advice for the […]

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OUH Chief Executive welcomes green light for use of Oxford Covid Vaccine

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), has welcomed today’s announcement that the coronavirus vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Oxford has been approved for use in the UK. The UK Government today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in […]

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Help with digital devices for carers

Action for Carers Oxfordshire has teamed up with Enrych Oxfordshire to bring you help in your own home With so many gadgets on offer it’s hard to understand how things work, especially if you’re not used to using digital devices. Now Action for Carers Oxfordshire has teamed up with Enrych Oxfordshire to bring you help […]

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Philharmonic Orchestra film special tribute concert for the Oxford vaccine team

A special concert to say thank you and pay tribute to the achievements of the Oxford vaccine team has been recorded at the Sheldonian Theatre for a film screening in time for Christmas. © Nick Rutter The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded a special concert, featuring a world premiere from composer John Rutter performed by […]

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Inhaled corticosteroids to be investigated as a possible treatment for Covid-19 in national PRINCIPLE Trial

In Covid-19, inhaled budesonide may prevent damaging inflammation, stop the virus from getting into lung cells and inhibit viral replication. From 27 November 2020, the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide will be investigated as part of the UK’s national priority platform trial for Covid-19 treatments that can be taken at home. Led by the University of Oxford, […]

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Trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine begin in Kenya

Kenya has joined the global efforts in search of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 with the start of a trial evaluating the ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019 Oxford coronavirus vaccine. The trial will be hosted at KEMRI at its Kilifi based KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, a longstanding collaboration between KEMRI, the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust […]

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Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian Community

Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.  Led by Oxford University researchers, the PRINCIPLE trial is working across all UK communities to evaluate if treatment administered early in the course of the Covid-19 illness can help people aged over 50 […]

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