Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Volunteer in Oxford Covid vaccine test dies in Brazil: officials

A volunteer participating in clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has died in Brazil, officials announced Wednesday, though media reports said he had received a placebo, not the test vaccine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Disruption of work relationships adds to mental-health concern

A recent Harvard study highlights how much emotional support we get from workplace relationships, and that it has not only been our jobs that the pandemic has disrupted, but these important informal ties as well.

Vaccination

UK may take part in COVID-19 vaccine 'challenge studies'

The British government says it may take part in a study that tries to deliberately infect volunteers who have been given an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus in an effort to more quickly determine if the vaccine ...

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