Tag Archives: Covid 19

Nigeria Needs Innovation And Science Investment To Help Control COVID-19

Professor Christian Happi, director of the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, displays one of the most advanced automated acid extractors being used in the laboratory. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Christian Happi, Redeemer’s University and Ifeyinwa Aniebo, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Nigeria, like other African countries, wasn’t spared from the spread of ...

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Oxford Vaccine Produces Immune Response

One of the world’s leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces an immune response in both young and old adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, also triggers lower adverse responses among the elderly, British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc, which is helping manufacture ...

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COVID-19: 181 Students, Staff Test Positive In Lagos Boarding School

Lagos State Government on Friday evening confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a private boarding school in Lekki. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who broke the news, said 181 students and staff members of a private school located in a suburb of Lekki tested positive for COVID19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school. There are 141 students and ...

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COVID-19: Examining Theories For Africa’s Low Death Rates

Shutterstock Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford and Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to ...

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Donald Trump Has COVID-19. How Might This Affect His Chances Of Re-Election?

AAP/Ap/Julio Cortez Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne With just a month left until the November 3 US presidential election, contracting the virus could have politically positive or negative consequences for President Donald Trump. These will, of course, be contingent on how severe the president’s illness becomes. But we should not count him out and Biden in just yet. Here ...

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Food Palliatives: CACOVID Petitions Edo Govt, Refutes Claims By Edo House Of Reps Member

The Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has petitioned the Edo state government over alleged misappropriation of its food palliatives worth over N465 million by a member of House Representatives from the state, Dr. Omoriege Ogbeide Ihama, who represents Oredo Federal Constituency, Benin, Edo state. CACOVID, a coalition of Organised Private Sector operators had earlier in the year, pooled resources ...

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Varsities, Polytechnics, Unity Schools Reopen Oct 12

The Federal Government, on Friday, announced that, barring any last minute change in plans, public tertiary institutions in Nigeria, as well as Colleges, otherwise known as Unity Schools, will reopen on October 12th for continuation of academic activities. Similarly, states and private school owners are expected to work out modalities for the reopening of schools under their purview. Recall that schools ...

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Breaking: Trump, Wife Test Positive For COVID-19

President Trump announced in a tweet early Friday morning that he and his wife Melania have both tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” he wrote. “We will get through this TOGETHER!” The news came just hours after it was reported that Hope Hicks, a close adviser to Trump who traveled with him aboard ...

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Launches N5 Billion Support Capital For Over 2,000 Private Schools

•LSETF, First Bank Float Education Loan Programme  Lagos State Government in partnership with First Bank of Nigeria Ltd has launched N5 billion Post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery Support capital for education sector to support low-cost private schools across the State in mitigating the negative impact of the pandemic. The intervention fund, which targets over 2,000 private schools, was formally launched by Governor ...

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Lagos Begins Distribution Of CA-COVID Food Palliative PacksTo Lagosians

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday commenced distribution of 107,546 food palliative packs which were handed over to the State Government by the Coalition Against COVID (CA-COVID) for distribution to Lagosians, especially the vulnerable and less privileged in the State. The food items were received on behalf of the State Government by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the ...

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