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Coronavirus: NAFDAC evaluates Sputnik V, Covax vaccines

We subscribed to two multilateral vaccine access platforms; the first being the Covax facility that will supply vaccines free of charge to members, including Nigeria, to cover 20 per cent of our population.

Covid patients with gum disease NINE TIMES more likely to die, study warns

The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed that patients with the oral condition were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care.

IGP violates COVID protocol, decorates officers without a face mask

In a tweet on its verified handle, the force shared photos of Adamu decorating officers without wearing a face mask.

We are in talks with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers — Sanwo-Olu

We don’t have to vaccinate the 20 or 22 million population that we have. The plan is to ensure that there is herd immunity and that typically demands about 50 to 60 per cent of our population.”

Nasal spray that ‘can block Covid for two days’ could be in high street chemists by summer – and it could end lockdown

I am confident that the formulation can make an impact. Our goal is to make an impact as soon as possible, we would really like to see this happen by summer.”

Coronavirus: Government ‘could pay £500 to everyone who tests positive’ to encourage self-isolation

The scheme, which would cost up to £450m a week, aims to encourage more people to take a test and to persuade those who test positive to stay at home, regardless of their financial situation.

Treat all malaria-like symptoms as COVID-19 says Sanwo-Olu

“Seeking help early and quickly significantly improves the chances of survival for severe to critical cases. Wear a mask everywhere and ensure that you wash your re-usable mask regularly and also properly dispose of used disposable masks,” he stressed

Covid-19 Vaccines: Mind your utterances—APC warns Yahaya Bello

“Some of the approved vaccines are Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine, Moderna Vaccine, Sinovac Vaccine among others”.

Edo has capacity to conduct 600 Covid-19 test daily – Gov Obaseki

“In our COVID-19 response, we provided funding and platform for the set up of three additional Real Time-PCR Molecular Reference Laboratory in Edo State, with a daily testing capacity of 600 test per day at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, (ISTH), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo Specialist Hospital and Lily Hospital.”

Research: Pandemic lockdown may have increased nearsightedness (myopia) in China

The greatest increase in nearsightedness was among 6-year-olds, where the prevalence jumped from 5.7% in 2019 to 21.5% in 2020. Nearsightedness doubled among 7-year-olds over previous years, and increased 1.4 times in 8-year-olds.

Breaking: Pope Francis, ex-pope Benedict get virus vaccines – Vatican

Pope Francis had announced during an interview with Italian television station Tg5 on Sunday that he planned to receive the vaccine this week.

Nigeria lacks facilities for vaccine trials, says Tomori

Aside the COVAX facility, the Federal Ministry of Health is having a lot of follow up meetings for Non COVAX vaccines to come into the country but they will have to be accredited by NAFDAC and the phases will be fastened to fast track the process of getting this vaccination but the emphasis is not just in getting the vaccines but for them to be safe and effective.”

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