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    BREAKING: Chaos in the Union chamber as positive COVID-19 case causes...

    "Cherwell was informed that the member of the chamber received a positive test result during the course of the debates, but attendees who were not close contacts were only informed of the case after the hustings had finished."

    Watching Youtube a predictor for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

    "Top 5, Up Next and other algorithm tools were also blamed for increasing the likelihood of users getting stuck in echo chambers."

    College policies vary after easing of national restrictions

    "While the outlook is more optimistic and restrictions are gradually easing, the pandemic is not yet over."

    University releases updated guidance for students in light of May 17th...

    Oxford University has updated their arrangements for students after 17 May, following this week’s Government announcement.  Updated guidance for in-person teaching, returning to Oxford and...

    Significant reductions in COVID-19 infections found after single dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca...

    "Researchers analysed nose and throat swabs and found that 21 days after a single dose of either Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines (with no second dose), the rates of all new COVID-19 infections had dropped by 65%, symptomatic infections by 72% and infections without reported symptoms by 57%."

    Research finds pregnant women at high risk from COVID-19

    The researchers aimed to understand the effects of COVID-19 in pregnancy by amassing robust data on pregnant women with and without a diagnosis of COVID-19. This was a vital step for a number of reasons: to ensure that families understand the risks involved, mothers and babies receive the best possible care, and so that health resources, such as vaccines may be appropriately allocated. Until the release of this paper, the quality of information available has been limited.

    India: why are COVID cases rising?

    The COVID-19 pandemic is currently exploding in India at a horrifying rate. Records are being broken with each day that passes – over 300,000...

    Risk of blood clots from COVID-19 seven times higher than from...

    'The Head of the Transneural Biology Group at Oxford University, Professor Paul Harrison, said: “We’ve reached two important conclusions. Firstly, COVID-19 markedly increases the risk of CVT, adding to the list of blood clotting problems this infection causes. Secondly, the COVID-19 risk is higher than we see with the current vaccines, even for those under 30; something that should be taken into account when considering the balances between risks and benefits for vaccination”.'

    Oxford political societies respond to online learning until the 17th of...

    Oxford University’s political societies have responded to the government’s decision not to resume in person teaching for students until at least the 17th May....

    Colleges announce return policies

    Following the government announcement that students on non-practical courses not already exempt will be unable to return to Oxford until the 17th of May,...