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COVID-19 vaccines intact in cold store, not affected by power grid collapse — FG

COVID-19 vaccines intact in cold store, not affected by power grid collapse — FG

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA–THE federal government has said COVID-19 vaccines in its strategic cold store were intact and not affected by recent collapse of national grid, which plunged the country into darkneas for some hours. The government equally said a total of 28 million vaccines were in stock just as it said it was still […]

Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

By Ruth Ogden and Patricia Kingori It’s been two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID outbreak a pandemic, and since then, people around the world have been asking the same thing: when will it end? This seems like a simple question, but historical analysis shows that “the end” of a disease […]

COVID-19: Ex-NANTA VC urges FG to review PCR test rules, says policy ‘making tourism business moribund’

COVID-19: Ex-NANTA VC urges FG to review PCR test rules, says policy ‘making tourism business moribund’

By Ebunoluwa Sessou Former Vice Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA, Otunba Segun Adewale has urged the Federal Government to review the pre-arrival PCR test rules in order to allow tourism business to be revived in Nigeria. Adewale who described the pre-arrival PCR test charged $200 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Death in Post-Menopausal Women-By Becky Upham

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Death in Post-Menopausal Women-By Becky Upham

Post-menopausal women who have higher estrogen levels as a result of taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have a lower risk of death from COVID-19 than women with natural levels of the hormone, according to a new Swedish study. The research, published February 14 in BMJ Open, also found that women who were taking estrogen-blocking therapy because of […]

How Young Nigerians’ Distrust of Political Leaders Fuels Covid Misinformation

Ever since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global public health emergency in January 2020, there’s been a need for studies that help explain what people understand by public health messages. Research into the nuances of communication is especially important when conspiracy theories and misleading rumours about the pandemic are in circulation. Misinformation can […]

COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

Short of masks and short of protective gowns, Yemen’s overstretched medical workers started dying from COVID-19. Nadia Dhrah – herself a doctor – was dismayed, so she resolved to do what she could to help. Dhrah, who had set up a tiny business making surgical masks and clothing in 2019, thought her company could meet […]

Pfizer Vaccine Provides Protection Against Hospitalization in Omicron Patients

Pfizer Vaccine Provides Protection Against Hospitalization in Omicron Patients

A new study out of South Africa shows that Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine provides a high degree of protection against hospitalization from the fast-spreading omicron variant. The real-world study, conducted by the South African Medical Research Council and Discovery Health, the country’s largest private health insurance administrator, was based on more than 211,000 positive COVID-19 […]

Ramaphosa Criticises Greedy Western Countries for Handling of Omicron Variant

Ramaphosa Criticises Greedy Western Countries for Handling of Omicron Variant

 President Cyril Ramaphosa has criticised travel bans imposed on parts of Africa by western countries because of the outbreak of Omicron,  a variant of Covid-19. Ramaphosa, who was speaking at the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security, said the travel bans signalled western hypocrisy. According to News24, the president said that “another disappointment thrown our […]

Omicron Covid-19 – Nigeria Stands With South Africa, Warns West Against Discrimination

Omicron Covid-19 – Nigeria Stands With South Africa, Warns West Against Discrimination

Nigeria yesterday expressed solidarity with South Africa as it struggled with some of the difficulties posed by a new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, discovered in the country. The Nigerian government warned Western countries against discrimination against South Africa following travel restrictions imposed on Southern African countries in the aftermath of the new virus discovery. The federal […]

Covid-19 – Govt to Inoculate 12 to 17-Year-Olds

Covid-19 – Govt to Inoculate 12 to 17-Year-Olds

Rwanda on Monday announced it was starting vaccination of teens under 18 years. This follows months of a mass vaccination campaign that targeted high-risk groups and those engaged in businesses to ensure the safe reopening of the economy. Past campaigns have prioritised people above 18 years with a focus on frontline and healthcare workers, elderly […]

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