More than a billion doses of the jab have been supplied globally, but until now they have been sold at no profit.
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All the latest updates on coronavirus from across Oxfordshire.
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Boris Johnson says his 'living with Covid' plan will restore people's freedom after nearly two years of coronavirus restrictions in England.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) February 21, 2022
It looks like he'll scrap mandatory self-isolation after a positive test, and end free Covid testing.
But is now the right time?
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 6:45am
Oxford Professor: Djokovic ‘could cause harm’ with Covid vaccine comments
Novak Djokovic’s views could “reinforce beliefs” among people who are not as fit and healthy as the tennis star.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 4:18pm
Oxford Covid vaccine developer hopes people will be cautious when restrictions are lifted
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert was speaking after collecting her DBE from the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 12:37pm
£1 million Government grant to help domestic abuse victims in Oxfordshire
The funding will go towards things like healthcare, social workers and benefits.
Thursday, February 10th, 2022 2:28pm
AstraZeneca earns £3 billion in sales from its Oxford Uni Covid jab
But it warns coronavirus-related revenues could plunge by up to a quarter in 2022.
Monday, February 7th, 2022 1:00pm
Oxfordshire's bus operators warn of further cuts to services when Government support ends
That could include pulling out of Oxford's entire network of Park & Ride routes.
Saturday, January 29th, 2022 9:00am
Oxford study: Lung abnormalities found in long Covid patients with breathlessness
Scientists believe they may have had a break-through in research into long-Covid.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 5:43am
Covid survivors recruited for Oxford Uni drugs trial which could help save lives
Over-fifties, or those with underlying health conditions, are being encouraged to join the Panoramic stud
Friday, January 21st, 2022 6:00am
Figures show severe impact of Covid-19 on Oxfordshire's visitor economy
In 2020, there was a 51% drop in trips to the county and tourism spend was down by 77% compared to the year before.
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 6:10am
Mild Covid infection degrades memory for up to nine months – Oxford Uni research
Some people involved in the study experienced 'chronic cognitive consequences.'
Last year’s Children’s Word of the Year was coronavirus, and in 2019 it was Brexit!https://t.co/BMoa8yjNsj— JACK News (@jackfmnews) January 18, 2022
Monday, January 17th, 2022 7:09am
Oxfam: Fortune of world's ten richest men more than doubled during Covid
A report by the Oxford-based charity says incomes for 99% of the population fell during the pandemic.
Thursday, January 13th, 2022 5:52am
Military personnel partner with South Central Ambulance Service amid staff shortages
SCAS has been experiencing staff absences of up to 20% during the Omicron wave.
The volunteers are all trained in driving emergency vehicles and can also provide medical support to the civilian clinicianshttps://t.co/mzg3X0R69k— JACK News (@jackfmnews) January 13, 2022
Thursday, January 13th, 2022 5:00am
Oxford Uni data: Hospital admission for childhood infections dipped dramatically during lockdown
There were thousands fewer admissions for things like meningitis, flu, tonsillitis and pneumonia.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 6:12am
‘Care home residents were 18 times more likely to die than those at home’
Researchers from the University of Oxford helped analyse millions of GP records.
Thursday, January 6th, 2022 6:13am
Oxfordshire Director of Adult Services: Care staff shortages mean ‘lockdown by another name’ for the vulnerable
Stephen Chandler says providers across England were reporting absences of up to 10% of their workforce.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 11:21am
Worst of the pandemic is 'absolutely behind us', says scientist behind Oxford vaccine
Professor Sir Andrew Pollard helped develop the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in 2020.
Friday, December 31st, 2021 9:09am
Oxford scientists to test high dexamethasone doses in severely ill COVID-19 patients
Low doses of are already proven to significantly reduce deaths in hospital.
A three-dose course of the Oxford vaccine is effective against the Omicron variant, according to AstraZeneca.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) December 23, 2021
The pharmaceutical company's citing data from a @UniofOxford lab study - whilst the UK's offers up Pfizer and Moderna for third jabs.
More with @josummerbell from 9
SHOUT OUT for Cogges Surgery in Witney ... If you're registered with them you can 'grab a jab' today 💉— JACK News (@jackfmnews) December 22, 2021
They're doing a walk-in vaccination clinic but told us it's super quiet. So, GO GO GO!
(Boosters only, over 18s, has to be at least 3 months post 2nd jab.)
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 7:00am
Oxford Uni publishes blueprint for making millions of doses of new vaccine within 100-days
Researchers say their method could enable clinical trials in 60 days of a new virus being identified.
Monday, December 20th, 2021 2:45pm
Pandemic leads to £26 million drop in spending at Blenheim estate
A new report revealed the number of people visiting the palace has fallen by 62% in the last year.
The Lord Mayor of Oxford's Christmas Carol Concert has been cancelled!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) December 15, 2021
It's because of COVID and concerns around the new Omicron variant as we approach Christmas.
Tickets will be refunded or you can donate the ticket to help this years chosen charities.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 6:36am
New £50 million building to house team behind the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine
The Poonawalla Vaccines Research unit will be created on the Old Road Campus.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 6:32am
Oxford study; Vaccine passports ‘increase jab uptake in countries with low coverage’
People need proof of complete vaccination, negative test, or a recovery certificate, to access public venues and events.
Thursday, December 9th, 2021 4:33pm
Mobile COVID testing returns in Oxford as cases reach highest ever level
COVID cases in Oxfordshire have risen by 20% in the past week.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 5:54pm
Researchers from Oxford University begin new trial of potential Covid treatment
Patients are starting to be recruited for the first-of-its-kind trial today
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 11:39am
Public Health Boss warns Covid cases in Oxfordshire are as high as they’ve ever been
The Public are being urged to take every precaution possible.
Monday, December 6th, 2021 6:28am
Oxford Professor: Next pandemic could be more lethal than Covid
Dame Sarah Gilbert, says another pandemic will threaten human lives and could be “more contagious” and “more lethal”.
Friday, December 3rd, 2021 6:28am
Booster vaccines may offer good protection against Omicron, Oxford experts find
Oxford University is involved with the CovBoost study, which found six different vaccines are safe and effective as a booster.
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 7:44am
Scientists may have identified trigger behind blood clots linked to Oxford jab
Cases are extremely rare, but experts think it's to do with the way parts of the vaccine link up to a specific protein in blood.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 12:39pm
Oxford scientists poised to update vaccine rapidly ‘if necessary’
Experts from all the jab manufacturers are looking at how effective their products are against the new variant Omicron.
Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 6:12am
Former vaccine tsar accuses Government of ‘bad faith’ in cancelling Valneva deal
Dame Kate Bingham made the comments during a speech at Oxford University.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 1:27pm
UK’s use of Oxford covid jab for older people ‘may have limited hospital admissions’
The boss of AstraZeneca reckons the use of the vaccine could be the reason we are seeing less hospitalisations than Europe.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:03am
Staff shortage forces partial closure of Oxford secondary school
Years 7, 8 and 9 at The Oxford Academy have returned to home-learning from today.
Friday, November 19th, 2021 7:30am
Eight cultural organisations in Oxfordshire share over £1million from emergency Covid fund
Kidlington-based Vans For Bands and The Story Museum in Oxford are among them.
Friday, November 12th, 2021 12:37pm
AstraZeneca to take profits from Oxford Covid vaccine
More than a billion doses of the jab have been supplied globally, but until now they have been sold at no profit.
Friday, November 12th, 2021 6:12am
Oxford study reveals dip in cancer diagnoses among children during pandemic
A charity has expressed “enormous concern” over the number of young people diagnosed during the first wave.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 6:13am
Oxford Brookes Vice-Chancellor: University strikes ‘last thing students need or deserve’ amid pandemic
Professor Alistair Fitt suggested that students will “suffer” if walkouts go ahead before the end of the year.
Thursday, November 4th, 2021 4:05pm
Oxford researchers identify gene that doubles risk of respiratory failure from Covid-19
Some 60% of people with South Asian ancestry carry it.
Thursday, November 4th, 2021 5:43am
Oxford Uni research: Millions of ‘years lost’ and life expectancies cut short during Covid
The toll of the coronavirus pandemic has been laid bare in a stark new study.
Monday, November 1st, 2021 11:32am
'Vax' named 2021 Word of the Year by Oxford Languages
The word has been used in dating apps (vax 4 vax), pent-up frustrations (hot vax summer) and academic calendars (vaxx to school).
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 2:38pm
Testing of pupils without Covid symptoms should stop, Oxford vaccine creator suggests
Professor Sir Andrew Pollard told MPs: "Clearly, the large amount of testing in schools is very disruptive to the system".
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 6:22am
Oxford study: ‘Covid-19 presents greater risk of rare neurological events than vaccines’
Scientists studied complications within 28 days of having the Oxford OR Pfizer jabs.
Coronavirus cases in Oxfordshire have risen by 44% in the last fortnight, with increases in every age group, according to @OxfordshireCC— JACK News (@jackfmnews) October 20, 2021
Meanwhile, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has ruled out another national lockdown this winter.
More in the news with @josummerbell at 11.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 6:14am
Oxford jab creator says vaccine development has gone ‘backwards’
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert says the pandemic should have taught us that vaccines must be stockpiled.
Thursday, October 7th, 2021 6:11am
‘No-one is safe until we are all safe’ – Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert
She's calling for urgent action to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines across the world.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 6:12am
AUDIO: Long Covid more common than ‘long flu’, Oxford study suggests
People who get flu could have prolonged symptoms which are similar to those seen in some patients with long Covid.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 9:01am
Younger children less willing to get Covid-19 jab than older pupils – Oxford study
Those who are hesitant are more likely to come from the most socially deprived backgrounds.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 5:53am
Oxford study: Smokers ‘80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid’
It's the first study to look at observational and genetic data on the relationship between smoking and coronavirus.
Scientists at @UniofOxford say the coronavirus pandemic has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War Two.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) September 27, 2021
Out of a study of 29 countries, 27 saw reductions in life expectancy in 2020.
More in the news with @josummerbell
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 6:16am
Penguins named after Oxford vaccine developer Dame Sarah Gilbert and tennis star Emma Raducanu
The gentoo penguin chicks have taken their names from two of the UK’s most inspirational women.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 10:00am
Llama antibodies have ‘significant potential’ as Covid treatment – Oxfordshire study
Tiny antibodies produced by llamas could provide a new frontline treatment, in the form of a nasal spray.
Friday, September 17th, 2021 7:29am
Oxford scientists trialling whether children need second coronavirus vaccine
It comes after health leaders approved first doses of the Pfizer vaccine for over-12s on Monday.
Friday, September 10th, 2021 5:00am
Oxford's Covid vaccine scientist wins prestigious business award
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert was honoured at Veuve Clicquot’s annual ceremony, winning the Bold Woman Award.
At 10 with @josummerbell ...— JACK News (@jackfmnews) September 3, 2021
A @UniofOxford study shows the technology behind the Oxford coronavirus vaccine could help treat cancer.
Plus, the latest batch of Oxford jabs has been delivered through the Covax scheme, designed to ensure poorer countries are protected.
Friday, September 3rd, 2021 6:10am
Oxford vaccine tech used to design jab that could treat cancer
When tested in mice, the vaccine increased levels of anti-tumour T cells that target cancerous growths.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 6:19am
Scientists who created Oxford vaccine praise Prince Harry’s comments on the jab
They were honoured with the 'heroes of the year' prize at the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 6:35am
UK pupils had one of the longest classroom closures in Europe, analysis of Oxford data suggests
Labour examined Oxford University’s Covid-19 response tracker.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 10:31am
Team behind Oxford jab to be honoured at GQ Men of the Year Awards
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and her colleagues will be given the 'heroes of the year' award tonight
Friday, August 27th, 2021 5:30am
Oxford study: COVID-19 presents higher risk of blood clots than vaccines
Researchers say complications are higher still if someone's infected, meaning jabs still outweigh the risk.
Thursday, August 26th, 2021 10:33am
Bereaved families lose bid for further evidence in Covid care homes case
Cathy Gardner's dad died in an Oxfordshire care home after it re-admitted a resident from hospital who wasn't tested for Covid.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 6:38am
Protection from Oxford and Pfizer COVID jabs wanes within six months
The Zoe study shows the effectiveness of the Oxford jab fell from 77% to 67% and Pfizer dipped from 88% to 74%.
Monday, August 23rd, 2021 10:21am
WRAP: Drop in food waste rebounds to pre-lockdown levels
The Banbury-based charity says 3 in 10 people are now classified as 'high food wasters'.
Thursday, August 19th, 2021 5:40am
Pfizer vaccine effectiveness declines faster than AstraZeneca – Oxford study
Levels of the virus could be just as high in people who get COVID despite having both jabs, as in those who haven't been vaccinated.
Friday, August 13th, 2021 5:00am
Oxfam: Governments urged to tax billionaires who profited from Covid - to help offset cost
The Oxford-based charity says a one-off levy could pay for everyone on the planet to have the jab.
Thursday, August 12th, 2021 5:00am
Guidance published to help identify and treat rare blood clots linked to Oxford jab
Nearly one in four patients admitted to hospitals with the condition called VITT, die.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 6:00am
Reusable Covod-19 test - developed by Oxford Uni - will also spot Flu and STDs in future
The Circle HealthPod gives PCR quality results in 20 minutes.
Friday, August 6th, 2021 12:27pm
Kassam Stadium Covid jabs cancelled on match days
Oxford Health has messaged a number of people urging them to reschedule their vaccinations.
Oxford's pop-up covid testing sites are staying in the city for another nine days.@OxfordshireCC is urging people to make the most of them, before travelling to other parts of the UK to see family or friends.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) August 4, 2021
Cases are continuing to drop locally.
More at 9 with @josummerbell
Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 5:00am
Barbie creates doll of Oxford vaccine co-creator
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert hopes the doll will inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Friday, July 30th, 2021 8:22am
‘Good old-fashioned’ research convinced anxious pregnant Witney mother to get Covid jab
Laura Brunton was initially hesitant about getting vaccinated after she fell pregnant with her third child.
Friday, July 30th, 2021 6:00am
Oxford Study: 99% of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated
Oxford researchers have described their findings as “concerning”.
The UK is to give Kenya more than 800,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) July 28, 2021
Around half will be delivered this week as part of a scheme to provide 9 million Oxford jabs to poorer countries.
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 3:00pm
Oxford Professor: Eight-week gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses ‘a sweet spot’
Susanna Duanchie says vaccine supply and 'the desire to open up' need to be balanced.
The owner of @crockers_henley says it makes no sense for his sector to be excluded from the self-isolation exemption list.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) July 23, 2021
And, a @UniofOxford study's found switching to testing in schools - rather than isolation - could reduce absences by 39%.
More at 11 with @josummerbell ...
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 5:30am
Daily Covid-19 testing of pupils ‘just as effective’ in controlling transmission, Oxford study suggests
The findings of this study are good news for students, parents and teachers, according to the experts involved.
There's currently a shortage of drivers to do bin collections in Oxford.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) July 22, 2021
The city council says Covid-19 cases and staff having to isolate means some collections will be delayed - but @ODS_doinggood will get to them as soon as they can!#pingdemic
If you're near Headington's South Park in Oxford, pop by the @standingwgiants art installation 👍— JACKfm Oxfordshire (@JACKfmOxford) July 19, 2021
We sent @jackfmnews along to have a look at this incredibly impressive tribute to NHS & frontline staff 👏 pic.twitter.com/BZfv8VWXuv
Two more pop-up covid testing sites are being made available in Oxford in response to 'steeply rising cases.'@OxfordshireCC says over 4,400 people have now been tested over the last fortnight, since the mobile units were rushed into the city.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) July 16, 2021
More at 2pm with @k_emzik
Friday, July 16th, 2021 6:48am
Oxford's culture venues urge audiences to continue wearing masks post 'Freedom Day'
Theatres, museums and event spaces in the city have put out a collective statement.
Thursday, July 15th, 2021 4:00pm
'Training camps' for T cells 'behind strong immune response in Oxford jab'
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been found to induce long-term immune system protection.
A new study involving @UniofOxford says lateral flow tests are 95% effective at detecting Covid-19, if they're used soon after symptoms start.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) July 14, 2021
The devices have been used widely for testing pupils and NHS workers.
More with @josummerbell at 7am.
Monday, July 12th, 2021 6:33am
Oxford scientists demand chance to correct Cummings’s evidence on pandemic
They say they were wrongly criticised by the former prime ministerial aide over their pandemic advice.
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 9:00am
Increased Government support for Oxford after covid-19 cases reach their highest
Oxford will have extra testing and help to maximise vaccine uptake after cases remain at unprecedented levels.
From nightclubs to care homes, 'voluntary' face masks to heading back to work, our new episode of The Oxfordshire News Podcast is all about "Freedom Day"— JACK News (@jackfmnews) July 9, 2021
But some people have been telling us why they WON'T be ditching Covid restrictions on July 19th ...https://t.co/zR3gYIMM7W
Friday, July 9th, 2021 6:11am
Oxfam: Eleven people likely dying from hunger every minute
The Oxford-based charity says global deaths from starvation have outpaced deaths from the pandemic.
Thursday, July 8th, 2021 6:09am
Oxford experts sign letter condemning Government’s ‘dangerous and unethical experiment’
A letter in the Lancet medical journal warns "mass infection" will lead to acute and long-term illness.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 4:05pm
Researchers behind Oxford Coronavirus vaccine recognised at healthcare awards
The teams who worked to develop the jab in record time were among the winners at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 12:46pm
Pop-up testing returns to Oxford after 'exceptionally steep' rise in Covid cases
The county council's urging under 30s to get tested at one of three walk-in units.
Oxford now has the fifth highest rate of new coronavirus cases in England.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) July 5, 2021
There were almost 589.7 per 100,000 people in the seven days to June 30th - up from114.8 cases the week before.
More in the news with @Laoishee at 1.
Monday, July 5th, 2021 7:46am
Oxford's Chief Nursing Officer to attend St Paul’s service on NHS Birthday
Sam Foster will be joined by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the health service.
Friday, July 2nd, 2021 1:28pm
Concerns over Indian-made Oxford jabs and EU travel downplayed
Up to five million Brits could be barred from holidays in the EU because their vaccines are not recognised by its passport scheme.
Thursday, July 1st, 2021 6:00am
Oxford study: Long COVID cases being under-reported in NHS GP records
In 60 million patients records, just over 23 thousand were recorded, but questionnaires have found roughly two million people have the condition.
Monday, June 28th, 2021 4:00pm
Mixing Oxford and Pfizer Covid jabs ‘generates robust immune response’
The findings could allow people to receive whatever jab is available, rather than waiting for a matching one.
Monday, June 28th, 2021 12:05pm
Oxford study supports longer interval between first and second Covid jab
A longer delay of up to 45 weeks leads to enhanced immune response after the second dose, researchers found.
Monday, June 28th, 2021 6:30am
Defence Secretary self-isolating after military chief tests positive for Covid
Top UK military commanders are also self-isolating after a meeting in Oxfordshire last week.
Friday, June 25th, 2021 7:20am
Oxford researchers identify antibody protection needed to prevent symptomatic Covid-19
They say this could help speed up new vaccine development, and lead to quicker approval.
Thursday, June 24th, 2021 10:04am
Oxford study: Only one in four students feel course is ‘good value for money’ amid pandemic
Tuition fees and a lack of in-person contact hours were the biggest causes of dissatisfaction.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 6:14am
Cummings tried to bypass rules on £530,000 grant for Oxford project, leaked emails suggest
Boris Johnson’s former top adviser urged civil servants to issue the payment with “no procurement, no lawyers, no meetings, no dela
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 6:00am
Oxford trial to investigate anti-parasitic drug as possible covid-19 treatment
Ivermectin is currently used to treat parasite infections like head lice and scabies.
BREAKING: Oxfordshire's Truck Festival has been cancelled.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 22, 2021
Organisers say they are 'absolutely devastated' that it won't be able to take place again this year.
It's 'become too risky' for the July event to be put on, given the delay to the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 6:00am
Oxford Study: Ethnic minority children may be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
Ethnic minority children are at higher risk with more testing positive than white children
Monday, June 21st, 2021 2:48pm
Covid-19 pandemic forces animal rehoming centre in Oxfordshire to close
Blue Cross says it needs to save £1million this year.
An Oxford academic is among a group of health experts asking for daily coronavirus testing trials in 200 schools in England to be scrapped.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 18, 2021
In an open letter to the education secretary, they say the checks are "disruptive" to learning.
More in the news with @josummerbell
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 9:34am
Oxford Trial: Treatment offers new lifeline for people who get most ill from COVID-19
An Oxford University study has found an antiviral drug can save lives in hospitalised patients, for the first time.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 7:05am
Treating needle phobia may increase COVID-19 vaccine take-up, Oxford study finds
A quarter of UK adults have a potential phobia to injections.
The 'Henley Fling' has had to be cancelled this July, because of lockdown being extended.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 15, 2021
The main @henleyfestival is still going ahead in September though.
Also @TruckFestival says it's 'digesting the new guidance' to see how it affects their festival plans for July 23-25th.
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 5:51am
NHS to launch Long Covid service for children in Oxfordshire
Oxford University Hospitals will run one of 15 paediatric hubs around the UK.
Public Health England found two Pfizer doses was 96 percent effective - while having both Oxford jabs had a 92 percent efficacy.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 14, 2021
People with a history of a rare blood vessel condition should not be given the Oxford coronavirus vaccine.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 11, 2021
That's according to the European drug regulator which says that people with capillary leak syndrome should get an alternative instead.
Thursday, June 10th, 2021 10:30pm
Boris Johnson unveils plans to distribute Oxford vaccine to countries in need
The UK will start donating vaccines to countries in need within weeks.
Researchers have found a slight increased risk of some bleeding disorders associated with the Oxford jab.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 9, 2021
But scientists have stressed the findings need to be understood within the context of the clear benefits of the Oxford vaccine. https://t.co/CxeHQ0XDiV
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 1:00pm
Asprin doesn't improve survival for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, Oxford study finds
It was investigated in the world’s largest clinical trial of treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 5:30am
Oxford researchers develop AI to detect patients risk of death from Covid-19 variants
The technology scans for blood vessel inflammation, to help find more tailored treatments for patients.
Friday, June 4th, 2021 6:00am
Oxford Study: People who get information from social media are less willing to get COVID jab
It's due to the “rabbit holes” of hesitancy they find themselves stuck in, according to the research.
Health ministers are coming together at Oxford University to take action on improving global health and tackling COVID-19 around the world.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 3, 2021
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 4:14pm
Help vaccinate the world or variants will come back to ‘bite us’, warns Oxford expert
It's as academics debate whether the final easing of restrictions in England should proceed on June 21.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 6:13am
Health Secretary to visit Oxford's Jenner Institute ahead of G7 meeting
Matt Hancock is expected to praise the NHS for the vaccine rollout.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 3:00pm
Oxford firm helps to develop new Covid-19 ‘Test to Go’ app
It instantly records your rapid Covid-19 test result and creates a digital certificate on your phone.
A bursar from Oxford Uni - who was hospitalised with Covid last year - is urging employers to ask staff who've had the virus if they're actually doing ok!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 1, 2021
Tim Claydon still suffers from brain fog and fatigue, it means he struggles to work after midday.
More in the news from 7 pic.twitter.com/L3iGOzq1AH
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 7:15am
Oxford-led study confirms longer-term lung damage after COVID-19
Researchers found persistent damage to the lungs, three months after patients were discharged from hospital.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 5:30am
COVID-19: Doctors urged to watch for signs of stroke following Oxford jab
It's after three young patients were admitted to hospital and one died.
Monday, May 24th, 2021 6:18pm
Oxford survey: Europeans disappointed with COVID-19 vaccine roll out
45% of Europeans say they believe the vaccine roll out has been handled badly.
Friday, May 21st, 2021 5:44am
Oxford Uni Study: Comprehensive testing system key to resuming international travel
Researchers studied people catching flights from the US to Heathrow between November and March.
Researchers behind the Oxford Covid vaccine say there's an “imperative” need to ensure poorer countries have quicker access to vaccines.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) May 20, 2021
Their letter to G7 leaders says in some countries, less than 1% of adults have had their first coronavirus jab.
More with @josummerbell at 8.
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 7:07am
Oxford joins world-first clinical trial on Covid booster vaccines
Experts want to know if a third dose could protect people against Covid-19 and its variants.
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 6:00am
Oxford Study: health and social care professionals well-being should be a priority
Researchers say the long-term impact of end of life care in pandemics for healthcare workers must not be overlooked.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 5:17pm
Offering children Covid jabs ‘morally wrong’ in global context, Oxford expert says
Oxford Professor Andrew Pollard said global vaccine inequity was “plain to see”.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 5:56am
Oxford hospital joins new Covid-19 vaccine study for pregnant women
Around 235 women will be given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or a placebo.
Coming up with @josummerbell:— JACK News (@jackfmnews) May 17, 2021
A @UniofOxford Professor says travel abroad is 'not a good idea' as 'broad swathes of Europe' are largely unvaccinated and vulnerable to new variants of Covid.
And employees in Oxford are apparently the happiest in the UK - with working from home!
Thursday, May 13th, 2021 6:07am
Oxford Professor calls for Covid jab to be condition of employment for frontline health workers
Those who refuse should be redeployed, or potentially suspended, according to Dr Alberto Giubilini.
Thursday, May 13th, 2021 5:48am
Oxford study: Mixing coronavirus vaccine doses increases mild to moderate symptoms
Any adverse reactions - like headaches and chills - were short-lived though.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 4:28pm
Protesters demand AstraZeneca share its Oxford Covid-19 vaccine technology
They gathered outside the pharmaceutical firm’s Cambridge headquarters earlier and there was a demo in Oxford this morning.
Friday, May 7th, 2021 8:53am
All under-40s to be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine
The policy of offering an alternative vaccine previously only applied to the under-30s.
Thursday, May 6th, 2021 5:30am
New study concludes 'small' link to rare blood clots in Oxford/AstraZeneca jab
The research was carried out in Denmark and Norway - where use of the Oxford vaccine has been discontinued.
Tune in to the news today to hear about the new concierge service launching in Oxford to help promote the city’s hospitality businesses and attractions, in anticipation of a post-lockdown visitor boom!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) May 5, 2021
More with @k_emzik from 10 ... 📻 @William1Ask pic.twitter.com/AKWOC9NS5H
Friday, April 30th, 2021 6:07am
Study led by Oxford Uni shows potential link between bodyweight and risk of severe Covid-19
It found the risk of worse outcomes from the virus starts rising in people with a BMI above 23.
Thursday, April 29th, 2021 6:00am
Policies to eliminate Covid-19 instead of mitigating it through lockdowns saved more lives, Oxford study claims
A team have compared countries' responses to the pandemic.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 6:07am
Single Oxford or Pfizer Covid vaccine dose ‘cuts transmission by up to half’
Public Health England found anyone who caught Covid-19 three weeks after having the jab was up to 49% less likely to pass it on.
A new e-Book by @OUHospitals gives a glimpse into the Trust's response to COVID-19.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) April 28, 2021
In the news today you'll hear from Lindley, Stella and Denise - some of the healthcare staff who share their stories of working through the pandemic.https://t.co/jc1Xg9e2JJ
A group of MPs says every fine issued to people for breaking Covid restrictions should be reviewed - describing the system as "muddled, discriminatory and unfair".— JACK News (@jackfmnews) April 27, 2021
Thames Valley Police has handed out over 1,700 to people breaking lockdown laws.
More with @josummerbell at 7 ...
Monday, April 26th, 2021 6:11am
Oxford research uncovers high risk to pregnant women from COVID-19
A study has revealed it's associated with a higher chance of severe maternal and newborn complications.
Friday, April 23rd, 2021 5:00am
Oxford research suggests vaccines slash Covid infections ‘and are likely to cut transmission’
New real-world UK data shows jabs - like the Oxford one - slash infection and cut transmission.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 6:07am
Record 2.5 million emergency food parcels handed over during pandemic
Demand increased by 1/3 according to the Trussell Trust, which runs three Oxfordshire foodbanks.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 6:06am
Tony Blair calls for UK to publish data to bolster confidence in Oxford jab
The former prime minister has warned that the global vaccination efforts are at risk of being undermined due to peoples worries.
Monday, April 19th, 2021 6:00am
New Oxford study to deliberately re-expose volunteers to Covid-19 launched in he UK
Researchers who want to study the way their immune systems react.
Thursday, April 15th, 2021 11:38am
Risk of rare blood clotting is higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines, Oxford study says
More research is still needed to fully understand the risks though.
Thursday, April 15th, 2021 6:13am
Oxford undergrad calls for students to be allowed to return to accommodation ‘to boost wellbeing’
Isobel Cook is one of the founders of a petition, which has attracted almost 10,000 signatures since Monday.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 3:16pm
Over-80s have similar antibody response with Oxford or Pfizer jabs, study says
Both had similar antibody responses among over-80s five weeks after receiving the first dose, according to the research.
Wearing a cloth face mask while exercising leads to worse performance, according to the results of a small trial.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) April 14, 2021
It comes after a @UniofOxford academic suggested wearing a mask while running past people, to help stem the spread of coronavirus.
More at 9 with @josummerbell
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 5:30am
Mix and match vaccine study in Oxford is extended to include two more jabs
The Moderna and Novovax vaccines are being added to the study.
3 inches of snow didn’t put animal lovers off of their first trip to a Zoo in 2021 ... @Cotswildtweets completely sold out of tickets!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) April 13, 2021
We thought you might like to see some piccies of the rhino’s and prairie dogs enjoying themselves yesterday. pic.twitter.com/lgMnT1At0Y
Monday, April 12th, 2021 3:05am
Oxford University study: Asthma drug reduces COVID-19 recovery time
Researchers say the discovery is a “significant milestone” for the pandemic.
Thursday, April 8th, 2021 12:20pm
Oxford study: Students lost 20% of expected progress because of school closures
Despite teaching moving online in the last year children learned 'little or nothing', according to the research.
An emergency nursing assistant in Abingdon has combined her work in the NHS during the pandemic, with her love of photography!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) April 8, 2021
Becca Collacott has been capturing her colleagues in the town's Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit.
You can hear more from Becca in the news at 11am. pic.twitter.com/sJdNJKmOGP
Thursday, April 8th, 2021 8:24am
PM urges public confidence in Oxford coronavirus vaccine as under-30s offered alternative
Oxford University says that safety has always been its priority throughout the development of its jab.
Thursday, April 8th, 2021 5:30am
Oxford University to investigate antiviral drug as possible COVID-19 treatment
Favipiravir is currently licensed in Japan to treat influenza.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 3:58pm
Oxford/AstraZeneca jab benefits ‘outweigh risks’ but under-30s offered alternative
European regulators have ruled that unusual blood clots were 'very rare side effects' of the jab.
The virus which causes Covid-19 has a large number of spikes sticking out of its surface that it uses to attach to, and enter, cells in the human body.https://t.co/KvTUNctMHi— JACK News (@jackfmnews) April 7, 2021
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 10:37am
Oxford Covid jab: UK’s vaccination programme ‘must continue’ despite blood clot fears
Ministers are trying to dispel concerns about the vaccine - after trials involving children were put on hold.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 6:00am
Oxford Uni study links Covid-19 to increased risk of mental health conditions
One in three Covid-19 survivors were diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of being infected.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 3:49pm
PM urges people to get Covid jab despite concerns over potential side effects of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
Boris Johnson said getting the population vaccinated was “the key thing”.
Friday, April 2nd, 2021 12:00am
£5.3 million boost for cultural and creative organisations in Oxfordshire
The government is supporting 31 organisations across Oxfordshire in its second round of the Recovery Fund.
Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 6:00am
Link between vaccine hesitancy and intent to discourage others, study involving Oxford University says
The link has been described as 'troubling' by the report authors.
Police have had to break up a gathering of over 100 people in Abingdon!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) April 1, 2021
Officers said they were causing anti-social behaviour last night in Albert Park.@tvpsouthandvale tweeted 'The Covid restrictions easing & some sun seems to have sadly bought out the worst in some people.' pic.twitter.com/fjzdlAvsFq
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 5:35pm
EMA: No evidence to support restricting use of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine
Germany's decided not to give the jab to under-60s, because of concerns about unusual blood clots.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 3:00pm
Big drop in visitor numbers for Oxfordshire's tourist attractions amid pandemic
Some of Oxford's museum's saw visitor figures plummet in 2020.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 3:00pm
COVID infection survey with Oxford University to continue for another year
Experts at Oxford and the Office for National Statistics are tracking the level of coronavirus infection in the population.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 6:49am
Website developed by Oxford Uni students speeds up Covid vaccine rollout
Vaximap has helped GP surgeries reach over 200,000 housebound patients since January.
Thursday, March 25th, 2021 5:50am
Oxford jab has 76% efficacy against symptomatic Covid-19, study finds
New data has been released after questions about interim clinical trial results were raised in the US.
Friday, March 26th, 2021 6:06am
Oxford scientists to study effectiveness of its vaccine as a nasal spray
Thirty volunteers will take part in the trial to test the immune response through the nose.
It's been confirmed Oxford's big May Morning celebrations won't be going ahead at Magdalen Tower this year.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) March 23, 2021
Because of the lockdown restrictions, the event will happen online instead on May 1st.
May Morning usually attracts thousands of people to the city centre. pic.twitter.com/30n23Yq3jK
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 5:00am
Using dexamethasone to treat Covid patients ‘may have saved one million lives’
Scientists from Oxford were the first to find the steroid could significantly reduce deaths.
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 8:21am
Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is safe, new data shows
Over 32,000 volunteers across took part in the trial in the USA, Peru and Chile.
Thursday, March 18th, 2021 3:28pm
British man dies and five cases of ‘rare’ blood clot after Oxford/AstraZeneca jab
The Medicines and Healthcare Regulator said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were “extremely rare”.
In the news with @josummerbell this morning ...— JACK News (@jackfmnews) March 18, 2021
The European drugs regulator will make an announcement later on whether or not it still recommends the use of the Oxford vaccine.
Meanwhile, AstraZeneca and Pfizer have rejected suggestions the UK is facing a shortage of jabs.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 6:40am
Oxford research reveals hidden impact of COVID on prisoners’ families
Thousands of children have not seen their parents for a year now.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 5:06pm
No indication Oxford Astrazeneca jab linked to blood clots, says European regulator
But it is still conducting a review after a small number of reports of blood clots in those who’ve had the vaccine.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 5:30am
Oxford Brookes to research impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable young people
People aged 16+ who are currently being helped by UK children's charity Barnardo's will be involved.
Monday, March 15th, 2021 2:36pm
Two vaccine doses offer similar Covid-19 protection as prior infection – Oxford study
More than 1,400 healthcare workers at an Oxford hospital Trust took part in the research.
Monday, March 15th, 2021 5:41am
COVID-19: AstraZeneca defends its vaccine after more countries suspend its use over clotting concerns
The jab, developed with Oxford University, will not be used in Ireland and the Netherlands for now.
Friday, March 12th, 2021 3:39pm
COVID-19: Two doses of Oxford jab can halve transmission, research suggests
Two doses of the Pfizer one also dramatically cuts the chance of passing the virus on.
Thursday, March 11th, 2021 11:46am
COVID-19: Five countries halt use of one batch of Oxford jab after fatal blood clot
The European Medicines Agency has launched an investigation.
Thursday, March 11th, 2021 9:00am
Oxford Economics: Young people to benefit from changes brought by Covid-19
A report claims younger generations are primed to work in fields like augmented reality and artificial intelligence.
Signs enforcing the coronavirus rules have gone up at parks in Bicester following concerns about people flouting them.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) March 9, 2021
There's reports some have become overcrowded at times, particularly Garth Park.
More in the news at 10 with @josummerbell pic.twitter.com/0XVX6OtkLV
Friday, March 5th, 2021 5:35am
Scientist behind the Oxford COVID-19 jab receives prestigious award
Professor Sarah Gilbert is being honoured with the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Albert Medal.
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 6:30am
Oxford report: Inequalities widening in developing countries because of pandemic
Researchers are worried that important gains in education attainment and future life chances are being reversed.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 3:41pm
'European countries need to get on with using the Oxford vaccine to save lives', says professor
Adam Finn us urging other countries to use their stocks of the jab.
An Oxford Hair Salon is hoping Rishi Sunak announces a VAT cut for the industry in his budget later.@Pophamsalons had over 550 online bookings and enquires the day after the roadmap was announced, but can only run at 50% capacity when they open.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) March 3, 2021
More with @josummerbell at 7
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 5:30am
Oxford experts to help study Covid vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems
They may be at increased risk of the more severe complications from coronavirus.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 8:05am
Oxford Brookes researchers to investigate experiences of NHS staff during Covid-19 pandemic
A team will look at how coronavirus has impacted on the performance, wellbeing, and future career plans of NHS workers.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 5:41am
Study ‘vindicates UK’s decision to give Oxford/AstraZeneca jab to older people’
A single shot has been shown to be more than 80% effective in preventing hospitalisation among the over-eighties.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 5:30am
Almost 19,000 people in Oxfordshire started claiming Universal Credit in April and May
That is a huge 777% rise on the same two months in 2019.
Monday, March 1st, 2021 6:08am
Dodds urges Sunak to set out ‘responsible’ plan after Tory ‘mismanagement’
The Shadow Chancellor and Oxford MP is demanding jobs and businesses are protected.
Friday, February 26th, 2021 5:10am
'Everyone in' approach to housing the homeless sees rough sleeping nearly halve in Oxfordshire
Oxford City Council put over 300 people up in emergency accommodation during the pandemic.
Thursday, February 25th, 2021 5:00am
Covid vaccines unlikely to see ‘cliff edge’ fall in effectiveness, says Oxford Uni expert
Professor Sarah Gilbert also says they may be given as nasal sprays or tablets in the future.
All adults on the learning disability register will now be prioritised to get a coronavirus vaccine.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) February 24, 2021
Hear from @UniofOxford Professor Anthony Harnden on this at 3 with @Laoishee.
At 4, Katie Harrison from @mylifemychoice1 will tell us what she thinks of the news ...
Monday, February 22nd, 2021 11:39am
‘Substantial reduction’ in hospital admissions four weeks after first Oxford Covid jab
The Oxford vaccine appears to reduce a person’s risk of hospital admission by 94%.
The worlds largest clinical trial to find treatments for covid19 - led by @UniofOxford - has expanded internationally.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) February 18, 2021
Patients are being recruited to the RECOVERY trial in Indonesia and Nepal.
(It's already found a common Arthritis drug can save lives)
More in the news at 9
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 2:58pm
People want ‘normal way of life’ back after Covid jabs, Oxford scientist tells MPs
Boris Johnson is going to announce a roadmap out of lockdown restrictions next week.
New research by Brookes University has found that tourists are taking selfies with mountain gorillas in East Africa and not following covid safety rules...— JACK News (@jackfmnews) February 16, 2021
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 12:03pm
Henley Royal Regatta postponed because of coronavirus
It could be held outside of Oxfordshire this year.
Monday, February 15th, 2021 9:10am
Oxford vaccine creator calls for donations to help people in poorer countries receive a jab
Professor Sarah Gilbert is backing a new campaign launching today, called Arm in Arm.
Saturday, February 13th, 2021 9:00am
Oxford trial to test AstraZeneca vaccine among children
A group of 6 to 17-year-olds will test the jab to see how effective it is on them.
The medicine, known as tocilizumab, is already being used by the NHS to treat coronavirus patients,.. https://t.co/boMVk96qBF— JACK News (@jackfmnews) February 11, 2021
Thursday, February 11th, 2021 6:06am
Covid-19: Dexamethasone finding may have already saved 650,000 lives – Oxford Uni study
Scientists from the University of Oxford were the first to find a treatment for the Coronavirus.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 4:06pm
Covid-19: WHO says Oxford jab can be used in all adults
It comes after a number of countries have opted not to give the jab to those over the age of 65.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 1:11pm
Paramedics to test Oxford patients for COVID-19 before hospital transfers
South Central Ambulance says it's a pioneering study designed to tackle handover delays in emergency departments.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 6:10am
NHS Test and Trace app prevents 600,000 cases, Oxford Uni study suggests
More than 1.7 million people have been asked to isolate since it launched in September.
Monday, February 8th, 2021 5:49am
COVID-19: South Africa halts rollout of Oxford jab due to 'limited protection'
It comes as Britons face needing a third jab in the autumn.
An artist has created a glass sculpture of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to mark 10 million vaccinations given in the UK.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) February 5, 2021
Luke Jerram created the artwork, which measures 34cm across and is one million times larger than the actual nanoparticle!
Pic: Ben Birchall / PA pic.twitter.com/cvQF08yPlV
Thursday, February 4th, 2021 6:00am
New study to look at effectiveness of mixing Oxford and Pfizer jabs
The £7 million study - led by Oxford Uni - will be the first to determine the effects of using different vaccines.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 2:58pm
Vaccines against Covid variants will be ready by autumn, says Oxford/AstraZeneca
Work on designing a new vaccine is underway.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 6:34am
COVID-19: Virus antibodies last for at least six months after infection, Oxford scientists find
The research also reveals that 8.8% of the UK population had been infected by December 2020.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 6:07pm
Oxford coronavirus vaccine is 76% effective for three months, says study
The jab may also reduce transmission by 67%
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 6:00am
Oxfordshire covid patients given kits to monitor oxygen levels at home
Paramedics at South Central Ambulance are the first in the country to supply pulse oximeters.
Friday, January 29th, 2021 5:08pm
EU drugs regulator approves Oxford vaccine
It comes as the European Medicines Agency warns that vaccines are not a magic wand to defeat the pandemic.
Friday, January 29th, 2021 6:31am
Oxford company's new coronavirus test piloted at pop-up UK labs
It's able to detect coronavirus in the saliva and will be tested at four sites.
Friday, January 29th, 2021 6:09am
PM rejects Germany ruling Oxford jab should not be recommended to over 65s
Boris Johnson argued the evidence shows it “provides a good immune response across all age groups”.
An NHS doctor in Oxfordshire is desperately urging people to hang on, and stay at home a bit longer.@doctor_oxford has been caring for Covid patients at the Horton General Hospital and says it's been heartbreaking at times, but the staff have been incredible. pic.twitter.com/k4OW6JWUTZ— JACK News (@jackfmnews) January 28, 2021
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 6:38am
Oxford students create website to help GPs map out best route for vaccination of housebound patients
VaxiMap has already been used for more than 61,000 home visit vaccinations in Britain.
Monday, January 25th, 2021 6:57am
Divide between rich and poor will grow post-coronavirus, warns Oxfam study
The world's ten richest men have seen their combined wealth increase by over £400-billion.
Sunday, January 24th, 2021 7:30am
Mass vaccination site to open at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium
It will be part of a network of 49 vaccination centres across England.
Just over half of British Indians say they would get a coronavirus vaccine, according to research by @UniofOxford, prompting experts to call for targeted campaigns to address hesitancy in this community.— JACK News (@jackfmnews) January 21, 2021
31% were unsure, 13% said they would decline a jab.
More in the news at 11
Thursday, January 21st, 2021 6:29am
Oxford study: Lateral flow tests ‘could be game changer in finding the most infectious cases’
The coronavirus tests could help when it comes to relaxing lockdown restrictions too.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 3:24pm
One in eight people in England has had Covid-19, new study involving Oxford Uni suggests
New data reveals the proportion of the population who are likely to have tested positive for antibodies.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 6:20am
Parents’ stress increased in lockdown, Oxford study finds
A survey's revealed almost half were worried about their children's wellbeing or education.
Monday, January 18th, 2021 7:2am
Plans to triple intensive care capacity at the John Radcliffe submitted
A new ICU containing 48 beds could be built at the Oxford hospital.
Monday, January 18th, 2021 7:09am
'Huge rise' in number of people checking in to rehab in Oxfordshire
Officials fear the pandemic has led to 'very unhealthy relationships with drugs and alcohol.'
Friday, January 15th, 2021 4:36pm
Oxford jab could be given EU green light this month
The head of the EU medicines regulator has said that she is “hopeful” about it.
Friday, January 15th, 2021 2:27pm
COVID-19: Oxford hospital temporarily halts pancreas transplants
The situation is under constant review.
Friday, January 15th, 2021 7:08am
Oxfordshire child poverty campaigner calls for review of free school meal policy
Sue Tanner is among dozens of campaigners fighting to ensure disadvantaged children aren't excluded.
Friday, January 15th, 2021 6:15am
Bowel cancer diagnoses fell during first lockdown in England, Oxford study suggests
Early diagnosis of the condition is key to obtaining the best survival.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 1:31pm
Oxford vaccine: AstraZeneca scaling up to two million doses per week ‘imminently’
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has promised that the coronavirus vaccination programme will be in operation 24/7 'soon'.
Cherwell is now in the top 50 coronavirus hotspots in England!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) January 13, 2021
The district has seen rates between 900 and 1,000 per 100,000 people in the last week - with the Hardwick and Ruscote areas of Banbury seeing particularly high numbers.
More in the news with @josummerbell at 11
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 7:30am
Almost half of ICU staff ‘have mental health issues’ due to Covid-19
Oxford University researchers worked with King’s College London on a new study.
Should social distancing be increased from two to three metres?— JACK News (@jackfmnews) January 13, 2021
Virologist Dr Julian Tang says each exhaled breath of someone with COVID symptoms can contain 200 virus particles - and the further people stay apart, the lower the risk of the virus spreading! 😷
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 3:30pm
Oxford restaurant opens drive-thru in response to pandemic
The Jam Factory has turned its loading bay into an experience for takeaways as it adjusts to the third lockdown in England.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 6:00am
COVID-19: Rapid increase in Oxfordshire hospital admissions
Local hospitals are said to be fuller than they were during the first wave of the pandemic.
Friday, January 8th, 2021 2:09pm
Oxford City suspend two first-team players
The Club is investigating an alleged breach of Covid-19 protocols by two first team players.
Friday, January 8th, 2021 3:00pm
Oxford study: Coronavirus introduced to UK more than 1,000 times in early pandemic
A team of scientists have analysed the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Thursday, January 7th, 2021 5:34pm
Nurse vaccinator among first to get Oxford Covid jab at a GP surgery
She received the injection on Thursday afternoon.
Thursday, January 7th, 2021 3:28pm
Mass rollout of Oxford vaccine begins in England as hospitals pushed to brink
The jabs are being delivered to sites across the country today.
Thursday, January 7th, 2021 5:51am
GP's start to deliver Oxford's Covid-19 jab
It's hoped that more than 700 sites would be delivering vaccines by the end of the week.
One of the facilities benefiting from the new funding is a laser system, used to help the UK fight the pandemic!— JACK News (@jackfmnews) January 6, 2021
Find out how 👇https://t.co/UoTogvPb0Z