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 a […]

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‘We were so hungry, we ate our fear’: The uncertain consequences of Cuba’s protests

Image description: Protestors marching in Cuba holding Cuban flags and signs reading “Freedom to Cuba!” On Sunday 11th July, in the town of San Antonio De Las Banos on the outskirts of Havana, historic protests erupted against the Cuban government. In the following days the protests spread throughout the country, with protestors chanting ‘freedom’ and […]

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COVID-19 vaccine equity: a global failure?

Image description: a Hawaiian newspaper with the headline “Mass vaccinations begin” As vaccination proceeds apace in the UK and amongst high-income countries around the world, there are growing concerns over vaccine inequity in a global context. Countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas have begun vaccination campaigns, delivering more than 175 million doses since December […]

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A map of England and Wales with their respective flags. Wales is separating from England.

WTF: Wales, the F***?

Image Description: a map of England and Wales, with their respective flags. Wales is separating from England. As a Welsh person currently stranded in England, I have grown a deep appreciation for my homeland and the way the Welsh government has approached the coronavirus pandemic. I miss mountains – how is England so relentlessly horizontal? […]

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Oxford SU Council votes in support of waiving residency requirements for Hilary 2021

Image Description: An aerial view of Radcliffe Square  The SU Council has voted in favour of a motion in supporting demands from students that the University should waive its residency requirements for the foreseeable future. However, the University stands by its stance that it will not lift residency requirements in Hilary term, citing “the educational […]

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