Biology Faculty moves first three weeks of Hilary Term online

Image Description: a picture of the Department of Plant Sciences and Zoology Faculty Building The Oxford Student can exclusively reveal that MBiol students and Biology College Tutors were this morning sent an email regarding a “necessary change to the teaching arrangements for the start of Hilary Term”. This comes following the University’s recent decision to […]

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Oxford launch ground-breaking research into vaccinating teenagers

Image Description: generic spikey virus (red with green spikes) on grey-blue background Oxford University has launched research into the effect of various second vaccine doses on 12 to 16 year olds. The Chief Investigator, Professor Matthew Snape, said it “will provide vital information on the range of options for immunising teenagers against COVID-19 in the […]

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Debate – UK Vaccine passports

Image description: Woman holds up sign stating covid-19 vaccine killed husband. Proposition – Poppy Atkinson Gibson The government’s announced NHS COVID Pass or vaccine passport which will allow access to crowded indoor settings such as nightclubs, and outdoor events including festivals and spectator sports has sparked fierce debate, with many railing against the introduction of […]

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Bats and Pangolins not sold at Wuhan markets, says Oxford research

Image Description: Yellow flowers with the Radcliffe Camera in the background. Research by Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Fellow, Professor David Macdonald, has shown that neither bats nor pangolins were sold at Wuhan’s wet markets between May 2017 and November 2019. Until now the leading hypothesis for the origins of COVID-19, the disease responsible for the ongoing […]

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Oxford study suggests asthma treatment reduces COVID-19 hospitalisation

A new study compiled by the University of Oxford has found that early treatment for COVID-19 patients with medication commonly used for asthma could ‘significantly reduce the need for hospitalisation and urgent care. The data also suggested that inhaled budesonide, a corticosteroid used in the long-term management of asthma, could also reduce recovery times. This […]

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