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‘Vaccine Grabbing’ Seen Fueling Risk Of Fake COVID-19 Jabs In Africa

‘Vaccine Grabbing’ Seen Fueling Risk Of Fake COVID-19 Jabs In Africa

The unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines could spur the trade in fake doses in Africa – a hotspot for counterfeit medicines, analysts warned on Friday, citing the seizure of falsified vaccination shots in South Africa. With poorer countries grappling to procure enough vaccine doses for their people, criminals will likely see an opportunity to […]

PNG Minister Raps Facebook For COVID Misinformation

PNG Minister Raps Facebook For COVID Misinformation

Misinformation shared on Facebook is the biggest threat to Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 vaccine plans and the social media giant must take steps to “stop it”, the Pacific country’s health minister said on Thursday. Conspiracy theories about vaccines are so entrenched that even frontline health workers are hesitant to take the shot, Jelta Wong said […]

COVID Pandemic Increased Stillbirth And Maternal Death Rates: Lancet

COVID Pandemic Increased Stillbirth And Maternal Death Rates: Lancet

Rates of stillbirth and maternal deaths rose by around a third during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pregnancy outcomes getting worse overall for both babies and mothers worldwide, according to an international data review published on Wednesday. Pooling data from 40 studies across 17 countries, the review found that lockdowns, disruption to maternity services, and fear […]

Fearing Lost Wages, India’s Urban Poor Shun COVID-19 Vaccine

Fearing Lost Wages, India’s Urban Poor Shun COVID-19 Vaccine

As a second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps India, some poor city workers are shunning vaccination because they fear losing a day’s pay to get the jab or possible side effects that could force them to skip work for longer. Authorities are scrambling to open vaccination centres in the slums, but uptake has been slower […]

Over 6.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

Over 6.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of March 26, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,146,450 while over 6,230,004 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached   111,195 and 3,720,972 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –   1,541,563 – and   52,535 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (  493,353 […]

Over 5.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

Over 5.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of March 17, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  4,052,766 while over 5,214,961 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 108,422 and  3,642,442 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –  1,530,966 – and 51,560 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 489,622 […]

Covid-19 Worsens Drug Abuse Among Chipinge Youths

Covid-19 Worsens Drug Abuse Among Chipinge Youths

The COVID-19 induced lockdown measures have wreaked havoc in Chipinge with young people reportedly engaging in drug abuse due to idleness. Since the pronouncement of a COVID-19 lockdown in March last year, schools have opened for less than three months, a situation that kept children out of school and idle in the process of breeding […]

Over 107,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

Over 107,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

 As of March 14, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  4,027,046 while over 4,904,557 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 107,527 and 3,610,623 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –  1,528,414  – and  51,261  people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 488,632 ), […]

Nearly 4.5 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

Nearly 4.5 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of March 10, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,981,137 while 4,448,560 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  106,422 and  3,565,765 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –  1,522,697 – and  50,906 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 486,833 […]

WIDER IMAGE-Brazil women suffer in silence as COVID-19 sparks domestic terror

WIDER IMAGE-Brazil women suffer in silence as COVID-19 sparks domestic terror

During the early months of Brazil’s COVID-19 pandemic, Rio de Janeiro police detective Fernanda Fernandes was certain that cases of domestic abuse were rising, but there was little she could do about it as few women came forward to file a report. “Women (were) unable to escape their abusers while stuck at home,” said Fernandes, […]

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