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Commuters  take  a Transport for London (TFL) Underground train in central London in recent days.  Any delay to Boris Johnson’s unlocking roadmap risks triggering a row with some politicians in his Conservative Party, who have opposed keeping Covid-19  restrictions in place.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Saturday expressed “serious concern” about rising infections of the Covid-19 Delta variant, reinforcing sugges(...)

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine  was 79 per cent effective in preventing symptomatic illness, the trial found. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP via Getty Images

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca was 79 per cent effective in preventing symptomatic illness in a large trial in th(...)

Pharmacist Asha Fowells after vaccinating Judy Phillips with her first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in south London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It has been difficult to keep track of the events concerning access to vaccines over the last few days. Just over a week ago, the EU Commission signal(...)

Oxford professors Sarah Gilbert, Louise Richardson and Andy Pollard (bottom left) speak to Britain’s Prince Willam about their vaccine success.

It took Oxford University’s brightest minds decades of work to give them the expertise to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. In the end, it was a momentary e(...)

Dominic Raab: curious choice of language. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/EPA

Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute said this week that, after a human trial of its potential coronavirus vaccine showed it to be safe, it hopes to test it on(...)

Irish scientist Prof Adrian Hill is the director of Oxford Unversity’s Jennings Institute.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University. Most other teams have had to st(...)

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  in the US, said people should not assume a change in the weather will limit the spread of the coronavirus. ‘You must assume that the virus will continue to do its thing,’ he said. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times.

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)