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COVID-19 candidate vaccine induces strong immune response; late-stage trial to start July 23

COVID-19 candidate vaccine induces strong immune response; late-stage trial to start July 23

Health
July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. biotech company Moderna said a vaccine it is developing has shown to induce a "rapid and strong" immune response against COVID-19, stating it will begin late-stage testing in less than two weeks. In a press release, the company said analysis of trial results for its potential COVID-19 vaccine "mRNA-1273" reaffirmed the "positive interim data assessment" it announced mid-May when the drug first showed a "potential to prevent" the deadly and infectious coronavirus. Advertisement During the trial, 45 healthy adult volunteers under 55 years of age were given two doses of the vaccine separated by 28 days with all participates who received doses of the drug in 100 micrograms or less reporting only mild, transient reactions such as fatigue, chills and headaches. The finding...
UK’s first e-scooter trial starts in Middlesbrough

UK’s first e-scooter trial starts in Middlesbrough

Technology
Middlesbrough has become the first place in the country to trial e-scooters in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis.Fifty rentable electric scooters are available from around the town and can be hired by anyone over the age of 18 with a full or provisional driving licence.The vehicles, which are banned on pavements, are limited to 11.5mph and cost £2 to hire for 20 minutes.The pilot, which will run for a year, will be rolled out across all five boroughs of the Tees Valley later this month.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Coronavirus: Human trial of new vaccine begins in UK

Coronavirus: Human trial of new vaccine begins in UK

Health
Volunteers have begun being immunised with a new UK coronavirus vaccine. About 300 people will have the vaccine over the coming weeks, as part of a trial led by Prof Robin Shattock and his colleagues, at Imperial College London.Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response.Experts at Oxford University have already started human trials.The trials are among many across the world - there are around 120 vaccine programmes under way.'I volunteered to help beat the virus' Media playback is unsupported on your device Kathy, 39, who works in finance, is one of the first volunteers taking part in the Imperial trial.She said she volunteered because she wanted to play a part in fighting the v...
Coronavirus: Key workers to trial NHS tracing app

Coronavirus: Key workers to trial NHS tracing app

Health
An NHS app that aims to track the spread of coronavirus is being rolled out for the first time, as part of a trial on the Isle of Wight.Council and healthcare workers will be the first to try the contact-tracing app, with the rest of the island able to download it from Thursday.If the trial is successful, it could be available across the UK within weeks.Concerns have been raised over privacy, though ministers say the app has been designed with this "front of mind".The app aims to quickly trace recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for the virus.It is part of the government's strategy for coming out of lockdown, which aims to have widespread testing and contact tracing in place to monitor and reduce any future outbreaks.If ...
Anti-apartheid activist convicted in Rivonia Trial dies at 87

Anti-apartheid activist convicted in Rivonia Trial dies at 87

World
April 30 (UPI) -- Denis Goldberg, a South African anti-apartheid activist who spent 22 years in prison and was a close associate of Nelson Mandela, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. A statement from his family on the Denis Goldberg Legacy Foundation Trust website said he died late Wednesday. "His was a life well lived in the struggle for freedom in South Africa. We will miss him," the statement said. The cause of his death wasn't revealed. Born in Cape Town in 1933, Goldberg faced anti-Semitic attacks as a youngster, inspiring his activism to end apartheid in South Africa as an adult. "I understood that what was happening in South Africa with its racism was like the racism in Nazi Germany in Europe that we were supposed to be fighting against," he said in an interview in 201...