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Oxford scientists are preparing to rapidly produce new versions of their vaccine to combat emerging more contagious Covid-19 variants discovered in the UK, South Africa and Brazil, The Telegraph has reported.
The team behind the vaccine from Oxford and AstraZeneca is undertaking feasibility studies to reconfigure the technology, the newspaper said, citing a confirmation from the Oxford University.
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Brazil has registered 1,340 new coronavirus deaths, bringing the country’s total to 212,831.
It has also registered 64,385 new cases of the disease, which now total 8,638,249.Continue reading...