Dublin-born Oxford professor, Adrian Hill. Photograph: John Cairns

Vaccinating the world out of a pandemic is a prodigious and unparalleled feat made possible by a small number of vaccinologists including Oxford-based(...)

  AstraZeneca    is expected to quickly publish updated figures showing the vaccine boasts efficacy of between 69 and 74 per cent. Photograph: Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP

An “unforced error” was the somewhat charitable comment by Dr Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to US president Joe Biden on “misleading” data issu(...)

The EU has been slower than most major economies to fund vaccine development and to approve their use. Photograph:  Aizar Raldes/AFP via Getty Images

Could the vaccine crisis turn into an existential issue for the European Union? Before we dismiss this question as verging on hyperbole, it’s worth no(...)

A dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is adminsitered at a coronavirus vaccination clinic held in  Brixton, London on Thursday. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Europe’s medicines regulator sits down today to consider approval for a vaccine that has from a long way out been expected to be a game changer in fin(...)

Moderna is unlikely to be a game changer in the fight against the pandemic – for now at least. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The approval of the Moderna Covid vaccine on Wednesday gives European governments another tool to try to suppress a surge in the virus that has led to(...)

If the clinical trial numbers are near what is replicated in the field, it will help to overcome some resistance to the vaccine. Photograph:  John Cairns/University of Oxford/AFP via Getty Images

After a year when it regularly seemed as though things were destined only to get worse, we have had a run of remarkably positive news on the Covid-19 (...)

A potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by British pharma group AstraZeneca and Oxford University produced a strong immune response in older adults. Photograph: Sean Elias/PA Wire

A potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by British pharma group AstraZeneca and Oxford University produced a strong immune response in older adults, g(...)

David Whelan, chief executive, and Sandra Whelan, chief operations officer, VR Education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The days of lightly snoozing, trimming your nails or messily eating a sandwich during a conference call may be coming to an end, if VR Education, the(...)

US pharma companies Moderna and Pfizer, with its German partner BioNTech have launched major Phase III trials of their Covid vaccine candidates. Photograph: Hans Pennink/AP

German biotech BioNTech and US drugmaker Pfizer will begin a pivotal global study of 30,000 people to evaluate their lead Covid-19 vaccine candidate. (...)

The study examined data from more than 17,000 teenagers. Photograph: Getty Images

The amount of time teenagers spend staring at screens has little impact on their mental health, according to a major Oxford University study involving(...)

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