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Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Covid-19 May Worsen the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

  Growing evidence suggests that, as the Covid-19 pandemic moves across the world, it may drag a second slow-motion pandemic behind it. Even though Covid-19 is a viral illness not affected by antibiotics, early data from hospitals shows that very high proportions of patients—more than 90 percent in some cohorts—are being treated with those drugs […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Courage

LOUD WHISPERS: A Time For Courage

Chief Thomas Dejo winced as he got out of bed. The discomfort in his back was nothing new, he had grown accustomed to it. At his age, it was to be expected, but it did not stop him from feeling annoyed all the same. When Tony, his houseboy, came in to ask if he should […]

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

  Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build more than 90 new hospitals as the coronovirus highlights the country’s medical inequalities. Many question his ability to deliver on the pledge. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build 94 new hospitals within a year. Speaking in a televised address on Sunday, Akufo-Addo said the […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

LOUD WHISPERS: Self-Isolation

Sometime in February, I was having a conversation with someone who wanted me to provide a date in March for an event at which I was meant to be the Guest of Honour. I told the person that I would not be able to give any dates before May. To prove my point, I took […]

How To Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety

How To Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has filled life with a lot of unknowns. Will we get sick? Will a family member or friend end up hospitalized? Will we lose our jobs? Will we need to cancel our wedding? How long will the virus be at the forefront of our everyday lives? All these what-ifs piling on top of […]

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

 The Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize confirmed that two people died of COVID-19. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Mkhize said.   One at a private hospital and another at a public hospital in the Western Cape. “We will give more […]