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Science Snippet: Analysis of COVID-19 symptoms on twitter

"Researchers from the University of Utah examined twitter posts from early April 2020 (and) found references to 36 other unique symptoms, including 3 898 cases of the now well documented symptom of loss of taste."

Charity choir performs for Oxford care home

The performance, in a pre-recorded video which opens with members singing and communicating in sign-language, was dedicated to Marston Care Home and Deaf-SELF, a London-based charity.

Oxford study estimates over 60,000 excess deaths during pandemic

The study, which looks at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mortality trends, reported an increase of 15.1% in the number of deaths compared with the expected level for 2020.

Oxford scientists prepare to edit vaccine to combat new variants

Initial laboratory tests indicate that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is effective against the B117 variant which emerged in Kent. However, there are concerns that variants which emerged in Brazil and South Africa may be resistant to the vaccines being rolled out worldwide.

Clubs in crisis: the UK’s declining night time industry

"If not for a healthy dose of nostalgia to remedy bitter envy, remembering the cultural importance of clubbing will ensure the scene doesn’t collapse entirely."

Not particularly fusced: reflections on a first term

Surely having that moment to celebrate and realise that “yes, I made it to f*cking Oxford during a worldwide crisis” seems quite affirming and in line with the Government’s message of being able to have a ‘proper University experience™’, whatever that means.

University Q&A: No safety net for 2021 examinations, residency requirement remains in Hilary

Oxford University held a COVID-19 Q&A session, answering questions including exam policies, residence requirements, tuition fees, and pandemic response.

COVID immunity wanes within months, Oxford study says

Researchers with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have found antibody responses to COVID-19 decrease by half in less than 90 days. The report...

Tales from the Household: Lockdown

Monday, 6:32 p.m. The email arrives saying someone in the house has tested positive and you’re going into isolation for 14 days. We lead...

£1m will fund Oxford’s COVID-19 immunisation research

A £1 million grant will fund Oxford’s research into the immunity of recovered COVID-19 patients. The University of Oxford Medical Science will research the strength of...

Opinion: Boris cannot ‘take back control’ when there is none left

"Boris is sending the message that the law is not to be taken seriously. And if that is the case, why follow it?"

Let’s not pretend that pandemics are a ‘foreign’ problem

"The outsourcing of blame for the coronavirus is an example of political scapegoating which relies on prejudice, rather than evidence, to become a shared and accepted narrative."

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