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Coronavirus: Volunteer in Brazil dies ‘from the control group’ trial of Oxford vaccine

 - COVID-19 - Oct 22 2020 SHARE ON:

A volunteer participating in the clinical trial of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died in Brazil, authorities said, but the trial will not be halted as a result. 

Oxford University emphasized that there was no concern about the safety of its vaccine candidate and that it plans to keep the study running without disruption.

A source was quoted by the Reuters News Agency saying that the experiment would have been suspended if someone who received the actual vaccine had died, suggesting that the volunteer who died may have been part of the test group who received the meningitis jab instead.


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Lewis Hamilton criticised by experts for his dogs ‘dangerous’ vegan diet

 - Celebrities - Oct 22 2020 SHARE ON:

The 35-year-old said that his pet had been “full vegan” since July and that he was now “like a puppy again” after recovering from skin allergies and respiratory issues. 

But animal scientists have warned that feeding dogs a meat-free diet can potentially lead to a deficiency in some of the essential vitamins they require, Daily Mail says.


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Everything you need to know about the Mercury Towers

 - Lifestyle - Oct 22 2020 SHARE ON:

The Mercury Towers are the latest venture in J. Portelli Projects’ unmistakable portfolio and may have outdone themselves this time.

The 33-storey marvel, designed by the late Zaha Hadid will feature ‘5 swimming pools, underground live music, an entertainment arena, a luxury spa’ and much more.

The luxurious views are only complemented by the building’s spectacular light show, retail outlets and luxurious food and drink establishments.


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Minister and Parliamentary Secretary test negative for COVID-19

 - COVID-19 - Oct 22 2020 SHARE ON:

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has communicated that both Minister Evarist Bartolo and Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi have been both subject to health assessment by the Superintendence for Public Health and “after checking all the precautions taken, it was established that they were not at risk” following exposure assessment and no close contact. 

Thus, it was also advised that neither one of them had to go into mandatory quarantine.

The Minister and Parliamentary Secretary have both been swabbed and tested negative for COVID-19.

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