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African Countries are Turning to Russia, India, and China for COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Skepticism

By Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu As more African countries record the second wave of coronavirus infections, and some record novel and more infectious variants, African governments are turning toward Covid-19 vaccines produced by Russia, India, and China despite skepticism about some of these vaccines. With the rising second wave, most African economies will find it

How COVID-19 Vaccines Are Being Tested and Developed

By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo While new cases of COVID-19 are decreasing across most of the world, the threat from this deadly disease has not diminished. The virus is highly contagious and has a high case fatality rate, especially among older populations and those with pre-existing conditions. Many public health experts do not

UN Donates N38.4m for Palliative to Indigent Women

Maureen Okpe The United Nations has donated over 38million Naira for palliatives targeted at cushioning the hardship caused by the COVID 19 pandemic to vulnerable and indigent women across 14 states. The UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Comfort Lamptey disclosed this in Abuja while presenting a cheque

Pfizer, BioNTech Dose First US Patients in Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Vaccine

Godsgift Onyedinefu A US-based company Pfizer and Mainz,  and Germany-based BioNTech announced on Wednesday that the first patients have been dosed in the US in the first Phase clinical trial for it's BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19. The Phase 1/2 study is designed to determine the safety, immunogenicity and optimal dose level of four