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    Common asthma drug lowers risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation, Oxford study finds

    Findings from the study, which were published earlier this month, suggested that over a 28-day period, the drug could reduce the risk of patients needing hospital treatment by 90%.

    Leaders in Oxford give support for 2040 net zero carbon emissions...

    In a press release from the Oxford City Council, Councillor Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford said, “It is more important than ever that citizens, organisations, and governments at all levels show leadership to tackle the climate emergency head on. Our joint ambition to become a net zero city by 2040—ten years earlier than the target set by the Government—is a strong sign of the pace and ambition required."

    74% of Europeans think EU is not worth having without free...

    The results of the poll come amidst EU freedom of movement restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as a result of Brexit. The UK left the EU on the 1st January 2021 and also signed the Immigration Act on the 11th November 2020, ending freedom of movement for EU citizens within the UK from the 31st December 2020.

    Oxford study finds social media manipulation in all 81 countries surveyed

    Facebook and Twitter revealed that they removed more than 317,000 accounts and pages from their platforms in a 22-month period, but they are up against an industry that has become “professionalised, with private firms offering disinformation-for-hire services,” says Dr Samantha Bradshaw, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

    Oxford researchers accurately trace Covid-19 transmission through genomic epidemiology

    Before the March 2020 lockdown, high travel volumes and lax restrictions on international travel led to the circulation of more than 1,000 identifiable UK transmission lineages which had persisted into the summer of the same year.

    BREAKING: University releases new guidance for exams and the upcoming term

    "For finalists, the University will instead be introducing a rescaling policy across courses, comparing cohort achievement to marks in pre-pandemic years and scaling where necessary."

    BREAKING: University confirms 45 positive cases this week

    "The University has confirmed 45 cases of Covid-19 amongst staff and students from Early Alert Service tests for the 9th-15th January, with a positivity rate of 20.3%."

    Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine approved for use in UK

    The Oxford vaccine will be rolled out in the UK from Monday, 4 January.

    Oxford dubbed most influential research institution in the UK

    Oxford’s academics are the most cited researchers in the UK and the second most cited in all of Europe, a report by Clarivate suggests. ...

    Slight drop in University COVID-19 cases to 126

    Oxford University’s testing service has confirmed 126 cases of COVID-19 among students and staff for the week 7th-13th November, with a positivity rate of...