Coronavirus live news: Novavax effective against UK variant but less so against South African one

Posted by on January 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Trials showed jab was 89% effective in UK and 60% in South Africa; Paris to suspend jabs over shortage; Vietnam reports nine new cases. Follow latest updates

1.20am GMT

A Lancet Public Health Journal has confirmed earlier research that black and ethnic minority community members are at a significantly higher risk of dying of Covid-19. It found the ‘English ethnic health gap’ was similar to a 20-year age difference.

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1.11am GMT

Vietnam reported nine more Covid-19 infections early on Friday as the new outbreak spreads to Hanoi, the capital, where the ruling Communist party is holding its key five-yearly congress.

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