The world is caught in a perfect storm of rising rates of chronic disease, persistent infectious diseases and public health failures that have fuelled deaths in the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a major global study of human health.

Political polarization and online misinformation are threatening vaccination programs worldwide, with public trust volatile and varying widely between countries, according to a global vaccine confidence study.

Russia’s “Sputnik-V” Covid-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published by The Lancet medical journal.

The University of Oxford suggested that the end of 2020 is possible for the availability of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate being developed with AstraZeneca, but expressed caution about the timeline.

An experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was safe and produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials, data showed, keeping alive the hope AZD1222 could be in use by the end of 2020.

Phase I data from the Covid-19 vaccine under development by AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Jenner Institute is showing a robust defense against the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 13 million people across the globe.

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Recently published scientific studies include research into whether Covid-19 immunity might not be possible.

An article raising concern about the safety of using hydroxychloroquine as a treatment of COVID-19 that forced the World Health Organization to temporarily suspend a clinical study involving the drug was retracted.

Scientists resumed COVID-19 trials of the now world-famous drug hydroxychloroquine, as confusion continues to reign about the anti-malarial hailed by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential “game-changer” in fighting the pandemic.