'They needed participants to interact moderately in the community, such as grocery shopping once a week, picking up food in restaurants, take out, or dining in once in a while,' Jenny Hamilton, a 57-year-old former police officer who took part in Pfizer's trial told Business Insider. … [Read more...] about REVEALED: Covid vaccine trials did NOT monitor whether participants took other steps to prevent infection like wearing masks and social distancing
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Oxford said there have been no serious safety concerns. Mild side effects have been relatively common in small trials, with many participants reporting that their arm hurt after the jab and they later suffered a headache, exhaustion or muscle pain. More data is being collected. … [Read more...] about AstraZeneca reveals it’s running a new Oxford vaccine trial because NO ONE who got the accidental low dose that had 90% success rate was aged over 55 – as Chris Whitty dodges giving the jab his full backing
A document seen by the Health Service Journal last week showed that, if a vaccine is approved on schedule, the first doses are expected to become available next month and will first be given to people living in care homes and to the carers who look after them. … [Read more...] about Is December 9 the day Britain starts its Covid vaccination drive? Nottingham health chiefs say NHS-Army operation will ‘go live’ in a fortnight if a jab is approved – even though ministers wanted it ready from December 1
More from Covid-19 Tears for tiers and hell for hospitality – the cost of COVID COVID-19: The PM has burned through his political capital to set a strict course for the next few months COVID-19: Boris Johnson facing Conservative MPs' backlash against tiering decisions COVID-19: Tier 2 is 'still basically lockdown' and 'makes no difference' to pubs COVID-19: Train operators urge people to book tickets 'early as possible' ahead of Christmas surge COVID-19: 'Postcode lottery' tier system unfair to pubs on wrong side of the road … [Read more...] about COVID-19: UK regulator to assess Oxford coronavirus vaccine in ‘first step’ towards roll-out
Can we plan an Easter holiday abroad? For all Hancock’s optimism about the return to more normal life by Easter, it may be a bit early to buy tickets. Even if the UK moves really fast on vaccination, much of the rest of the world will not get supplies or be able to use them quickly and restrictions will probably still apply. Also, a vaccine that is 90% effective will still leave one in 10 people unprotected, so until the levels of virus in countries drops right down, it would be wise not to party or throw away the mask. … [Read more...] about Covid vaccinations: when can we expect them to start in UK?