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Over 13 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations, 4.6 Million Cases Confirmed Across Continent

Over 13 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations, 4.6 Million Cases Confirmed Across Continent

As of May 7, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,607,326 while over 13,120,378 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  123,616 and   4,159,294 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –   1,590,370 – and   54,620 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (  513,016 […]

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

As the morning light settled over Nadi Town on 10 March 2021, Fiji’s frontline team, who have been leading efforts to keep COVID-19 contained in the country, waited anxiously for the first distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Only 3 days prior, Fiji welcomed its highly anticipated first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, supplied through the global COVAX facility — […]

Women Raise Concerns Over Missing Periods After Covid-19 Jab FacebookTwitter

Women Raise Concerns Over Missing Periods After Covid-19 Jab FacebookTwitter

Two supermarket chains in Ireland and Britain are offering free sanitary pads and tampons in a drive to tackle “period poverty”, which charities say has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ireland, discount store Lidl said it would become the world’s first major retailer to offer free pads and tampons in branches nationwide to women and girls […]

Companies, Not Poor, Get Most COVID-19 Aid In Developing World, says study

Companies, Not Poor, Get Most COVID-19 Aid In Developing World, says study

 Developing countries have used most of their COVID-19 recovery funds to bail out big business, neglecting millions of people who have been pushed into poverty including cash-in-hand workers, women and the disabled, a study showed on Thursday. In eight countries, an average of 63% of pandemic-related state aid went to big businesses, while 26% went […]

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

I’m officially in the fourth week of social distancing in a tiny Manhattan apartment with my boyfriend of almost two years, and it feels like the world’s longest sleepover in the twilight zone. Coronavirus has taken its toll across the United States, hitting our state of New York the hardest, and it’s safe to say […]

Concern As Bed Space Runs Out Amid Surge In Covid-19

Concern As Bed Space Runs Out Amid Surge In Covid-19

Hospitals in Nyeri have run out of isolation beds following a drastic increase in coronavirus infections. More than 100 Covid-19 patients in Nyeri county are in isolation. “A total of 114 patients are being treated in isolation. The number does not include those isolated at home,” Governor Mutahi Kahiga said mid this week. Mt Kenya […]

‘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 […]

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