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Factbox: AstraZeneca’s potential coronavirus vaccine

(Reuters) – Trial data for AstraZeneca and University of Oxford’s possible coronavirus vaccine could be given to regulators this year, a scientist leading the trials said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock …

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Australia wrestles with coronavirus second-wave, 17 more dead

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia recorded a further 17 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday but infections in the hard-hit state of Victoria, the site of all the latest deaths, are showing a downward trend, authorities said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A staff member is seen inside the Epping Gardens Aged Care …

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Controversy over Australian PM’s vaccine comments points to the next coronavirus nightmare

His health minister, Karen Andrews, reiterated that line later, saying the government was “looking at it being a mandatory vaccine.” But by Wednesday evening, Morrison was already backtracking, telling radio station 2GB that “it is not going to be compulsory to have the vaccine … there are no compulsory vaccines …

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AstraZeneca: Australia secures deal for potential Covid-19 vaccine

British-based AstraZeneca is developing the vaccine in partnership with Oxford University, with advanced trials now underway with thousands of volunteers across multiple countries. Under the deal, the Australian government would manufacture the vaccine and offer free doses to all citizens. “The Oxford vaccine is one of the most advanced and …

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