BioNTech/Pfizer Vaccine Found Effective Against Uk COVID-19 Variant

BioNTech/Pfizer Vaccine Found Effective Against Uk COVID-19 Variant       The COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer is likely to be effective against a rapidly spreading strain of the virus that was first discovered in the UK, a laboratory-based study by the companies has shown. The variant, known as B.1.1.7, has a high number of mutations, which has led to concerns that could bypass the immune defences built up by vaccines being rolled out worldwide, a large proportion of which have been made by BioNTech and Pfizer. However, researchers…

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We Must Test COVID-19 Vaccines Before it Can be Used on Nigerians – NMA

Test COVID-19 Vaccines

We Must Test COVID-19 Vaccines Before it Can be Used on Nigerians – NMA         The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Monday said COVID-19 vaccines being imported into the country must undergo a quick clinical trial before it is administered to citizens. According to the NMA President, Professor Innocent Ujah, reactions to vaccines differ among different races. “If the vaccines come to Nigeria, we need to quickly do our own evaluation of that vaccine,” he said, during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. “I cannot say…

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William Shakespeare, 90-Year-Old Keeman Take First COVID-19 Vaccine

First COVID-19 Vaccine

William Shakespeare, 90-Year-Old Keeman Take First COVID-19 Vaccine         Margaret Keenan, a grandmother who turns 91 next week, and 81-year-old William Shakespeare were the first and second persons to be injected with the COVID-9 vaccine in the UK on Tuesday. The two were the first persons in the world to receive the approved vaccine backed by robust clinical trials. They marked the start of the UK’s national mass vaccination campaign. Shakespeare and Keeman received their vaccination early Tuesday morning at the University Hospital in Coventry. “I feel…

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Yellow Fever Kills 172 Persons in Nigeria – Says WHO

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Kills 172 Persons in Nigeria – Says WHO       A yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 172 people so far, the World Health Organization said Friday. The outbreak poses an extra challenge to the country’s health system as Africa’s most populous nation deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, several concurrent disease outbreaks and a humanitarian crisis in the northeast, the WHO said. Nigeria has been battling successive yellow fever outbreaks since 2017. This latest outbreak was detected in November, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in…

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How to Treated, Prevent Malaria and Typhoid Fever with Scent Leaf

Scent Leaf

How to Treated, Prevent Malaria and Typhoid Fever with Scent Leaf       Scent leaf with the botanical name Ocimum gratissimum is an aromatic herb that has been introduced extensively across tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Scent leaf which is known in Igbo as Nchawun, effirin in Yoruba, and daidoya in Hausa is a perennial homegrown shrub used mainly as a spice for cooking delicacies because of its aromatic taste. However, the plant contains a lot of antibacterial, antifungal, larvicidal, and antipyretic activities that give it a prominent role in the treatment and prevention…

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It Costs N400k To Treat One Coronavirus Patients – Reveals El-Rufai

Coronavirus Patients

It Costs N400k To Treat One Coronavirus Patients – Reveals El-Rufai       Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has revealed that it costs over N400,000 to treat a coronavirus patient. Governor El-Rufai made the claim when he addressed traditional rulers in the state on ways to curb the spread of Covid-19 on Tuesday. The Governor said the State has to bear the cost of treatment of patients because many Nigerians cannot afford the bills. He explained, “Even though we’ve had very successful cases of treatment, Your Eminence, it…

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China Celebrates COVID-19 Success as Millions Around World Suffers

COVID-19 Success

China Celebrates COVID-19 Success as Millions Around World Suffers     China’s leaders held a triumphant ceremony to celebrate beating the coronavirus on Tuesday, as billions of people around the world still suffer the fallout from the pandemic and the global death toll nears 900,000. The upbeat mood in Beijing comes as concerns grow about a resurgence of Covid-19 across Europe, with France tightening restrictions, cases in Britain spiking and schools resuming around the region in recent days. Worldwide infections to date now stand at more than 27 million and…

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Study Shows Coronavirus Patients Still Suffer Lung Damage after Treatment

New Variant of Coronavirus

Study Shows Coronavirus Patients Still Suffer Lung Damage after Treatment       Coronavirus patients admitted to the hospital still suffer lung damage three months after they are sent home, a study has shown. Most people’s conditions improve within six weeks but researchers found that some struggled with breathlessness and coughing for much longer. Researchers at different institutions in Austria’s Tyrolean region asked coronavirus patients who had been admitted to hospital to come back for evaluation six, 12 and 24 weeks after being discharged. At the time of their first…

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Painful! Woman Allegedly Dies From Childbirth Complications Two Days After Her Birthday

Childbirth Complications

Painful! Woman Allegedly Dies From Childbirth Complications Two Days After Her Birthday     A Nigerian woman identified as Roseline David has died from childbirth complications two days after her birthday. According to reports, the sad incident happened in Abuja. It was learnt that she celebrated her birthday on September 1st and died on September 3rd. Some of her friends  have taken to social media to mourn her untimely death.

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COVID-19: ‘Wear Mask During Sex To Save Yourself’ – Advises Canadian Top Doctor

Mask During Sex

COVID-19: ‘Wear Mask During Sex To Save Yourself’ – Advises Canadian Top Doctor       Canada’s chief health public officer, Theresa Tam, has advised people to consider wearing face masks and skip kissing during sex to save themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a statement on Wednesday, the country’s lead medical doctor said sex in a pandemic like COVID-19 “can be complicated,” hence the need to take preventive measures. Tam urged people to first consider “yourself alone” as the best low risk solution to sexual activity during…

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