Health

UK urges UN resolution for pause in conflicts for virus jabs

In this image made from UNTV video, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a U.N. Security Council high-level meeting on COVID-19 recovery focusing on vaccinations, chaired by British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at UN headquarters, in New York. (UNTV via AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain circulated a draft

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The Somali government bans public gatherings due to Covid-19

Photo/Somali Times At a joint press conference in Mogadishu, members of the Somali Cabinet and military officials warned the Somali public against rallies due to the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the country. Somali Minister of Information Abukar Osman Dubbe along with Minister of Health and Safety, saying that by preventing the risk the government

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Somali Health Minister warns of the Covid-19 spread

Photo/Somali Times The Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia, Dr. Fowsio Abikar Nur, has issued a stern warning against the risk of resurgence of Covid-19. Somalia’s health minister said, according to figures released this month, the disease is still on the rise and there are more deaths. Dr. Fowsio also shared with

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Benadir mayor instructs district commissioners to resume awareness of Covid-19

Photo/Somali Times The mayor of the Benadir region in Mogadishu, Omar Mohamud Mohamed had a private meeting with the district commissioners of the Benadir region has ordered the immediate resumption of the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic awareness campaign. The meeting was attended by the deputy chairperson of social affairs and awareness of Benadir regional

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Germany tightens border checks to keep out virus variants

Cars and trucks from the Czech Republic stand one behind the other at a rest area on highway 17 during border controls by the German Federal Police in Bad Gottleuba, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Germany has implemented tighter border controls on its frontiers with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol province in an effort

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How Africa Proved the World Wrong With COVID-19 Response

Cases have more than doubled in 22 countries in the region over the past month. When the first human case of COVID-19 was reported in December 2019, one of the most significant concerns in curtailing the pandemic’s spread was Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) and stakeholders expressed concerns on how Africa will cope with

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UN: ‘Concerning news’ vaccines may not work against variants

Photo: Credit Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Monday the emergence of new COVID-19 variants has raised questions about whether or not existing vaccines will work, calling it “concerning news” that the vaccines developed so far may be less effective against the variant first detected in South Africa.

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Britain trial to test combining Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines in two-shot regimen

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are pictured in a vaccination center as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in Geneva, Switzerland February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday launched a trial to assess the immune responses generated if doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca

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UK: New study vindicates delaying 2nd virus vaccine dose

Pharmacist Bhaveen Patel administers a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid vaccine to Joshua Labor at a coronavirus vaccination clinic held at Junction Pharmacy in Brixton, London, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health chief says a new study showing that a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by

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Tanzania says no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines

Credit: Associated Press President John Magufuli. DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s health ministry says it has no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines, just days after the president of the country of 60 million people expressed doubt about the vaccines without offering evidence. Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima told a press conference in the capital,

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