Participant in vaccine trial dies in Brazil

Oct 22 2020 Share

A 28-year-old doctor and participant in Oxford University’s clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine has died in Brazil.

It has yet to be reported whether the participant had received the actual vaccine or if it was a placebo. In a statement issued by Oxford, it was stated that all of the issues are ‘independently reviewed’ and that there had been no safety concerns on the trial. 

The trials, in collaboration with AstraZeneca have proceeded despite the death.


Baby Gorilla born in Boston zoo

Oct 22 2020 Share

A baby gorilla is the first of its kind to be born in a zoo in Boston. 

The baby, along with his 39-year-old mum are endangered ‘Western lowland gorillas’. 

Photo source: Franklin Park Zoo

He is currently nameless but both the baby and its mother are in good health.

Two more COVID-19 deaths; death toll rises to 49

Oct 22 2020 Share

The Health Ministry has reported the death of two more people who had contracted COVID-19.

A 72-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man died at Mater Dei, where they had both tested positive for the virus.

The Ministry also reported that both had underlying health conditions.

Happy 34th Birthday Bjorn Formosa!

Oct 22 2020 Share

Happy 34th Birthday to one of Malta’s most inspirational activists!

Bjorn Formosa is well known for being a frontrunner in the fight against the ALS disease after being diagnosed with the same condition back in 2015. 

Malta Daily wishes Bjorn the happiest of birthdays and thanks him for all of the work he has done.