Health&Fitness

Breakthrough As UK Scientists Confirm Plans For Mass-Production Of Coronavirus Vaccine

The University of Oxford has partnered with pharmaceutical giant AstraZenenca for the development, manufacture and large-scale distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate that is currently being trialled in the UK. The agreement was announced on Thursday, with the details set to be finalised in the coming weeks. The move will allow for rapid vaccination around the world if the candidate ...

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Sunlight Destroys Coronavirus Quickly, New Govt Tests Find

Preliminary results from government lab experiments show that the coronavirus does not survive long in high temperatures and high humidity, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight, providing evidence from controlled tests of what scientists believed — but had not yet proved — to be true. A briefing on the preliminary results, marked for official use only and obtained by Yahoo ...

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How Africa Has Developed Its Scientific Research Capabilities

Scientists are better equipped to do ground-breaking research. GettyImages Moses John Bockarie, South African Medical Research Council Africa’s preparedness for containing the spread of COVID-19 is determined by several factors. So far the focus has been on Africa’s weak health systems. But the region’s growing scientific competence in virology, genomics and cross-sectoral collaborations to perform research that will inform containment ...

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‘Nature May Provide Solution To COVID-19’

A solution to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the world could well be found in nature. The Research and Development Director of the Orange Palm Co. Limited, Dr. Chidi Okpaluba, made this known in a statement in Lagos. “Nature provides us with solution to every challenge we can ever encounter or experience on earth. When man wanted to fly, all ...

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COVID-19: NAFDAC Orders Mass Production Of Chloroquine

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has ordered mass production of Chloroquine for emergency stock for possible clinical trial treatment. Chloroquine was reported to have demonstrated marked efficacy and acceptable safety in treating COVID-19 associated pneumonia in a multi-center clinical trials conducted in China. The study, which involved 10 hospitals in Wuhan, Jingzhou, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, ...

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Could Chloroquine Treat Coronavirus? 5 Questions Answered About A Promising, Problematic And Unproven Use For An Antimalarial Drug

An employee in Nantong, China, checks the production of chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for the treatment of malaria. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Katherine Seley-Radtke, University of Maryland, Baltimore County An Arizona man died, and his wife was hospitalized, after taking a form of chloroquine, which President Trump has touted as an effective treatment for COVID-19. The couple ...

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The Biggest Threats To Nigeria Managing COVID-19: Panic, Politics And Indecision

A National Youth Service Corps member leaves the orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja, following an order by the Nigerian government to curb the spread of the COVID-19. Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Science Cases of COVID-19 are rising in Nigeria. Although the federal government hasn’t announced a firm plan to lock down, individual states have ...

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Coronavirus: Lagos Traces 1,300 As 12 Cases Are Confirmed In Nigeria

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing to 12, the total number of cases in the country. The state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi,  who disclosed this at a press conference in  Ikeja, also said the Italian, who was the first person in the country to be diagnosed with the disease, had tested negative. Abayomi ...

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What To Do If Your Travel Plans Are Impacted By The Coronavirus

Famous for all the wrong reasons, the novel coronavirus has unfortunately taken the world by storm. Originating in Wuhan, China, there are 90,000+ confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and growing. More than 65 countries have reported infected citizens, and there have been over 3,000 deaths. A large share of travelers who had planned their vacations abroad in the first part ...

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