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Nigeria on the 1st spot In Africa, 6th globally among high tuberculosis burden countries

Estimates from WHO global report 2020 suggest that TB kills 18 Nigerians every hour, 47 Nigerians develop active TB every hour (seven of which are children).

1.05m persons vaccinated with 1st dose of covid vaccine in Nigeria

A breakdown of the NPHCDA update contained in an Electronic Management of Immunisation Data, EMID, System, showed that Lagos remains ahead in the exercise with 193,794 persons vaccinated.

Covid: WTO chief lays out global action to increase vaccine access

The WTO head urged vaccine makers to increase technology transfer to bring in new manufacturing capacity and to be transparent on contracts and pricing. Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca are among those producing the shots.

Dutch halt AstraZeneca coronavirus shots in under-60s

Earlier Friday, a Dutch organization that monitors vaccine side effects said it had received five reports of blood clots with low blood plate counts following vaccinations. All the cases occurred between seven and 10 days after the vaccinations and all the people affected were women aged between 25 and 65 years.

Side effects: 8 European nations suspend use of Astrazeneca Vaccine

The Health Minister of Denmark confirmed the suspension of AstraZeneca Jabs via a tweet. He said “there’s currently no ways to know for certain whether the cases of serious blood clots are connected to the vaccine, but the situation warrants investigation. We acted early, it needs to be thoroughly investigated.”

Covid-19: 4m doses of Covax vaccines to arrive in Nigeria March 2 — FG

“Everything we are expecting from COVAX is AstraZeneca which has a good range in terms of storage because it uses +2 – +8 per cent of refrigeration. We already have cold chain facilities in all local governments, constituencies and wards in the country.

Fasting: A free alternative to ketogenic diets

I am not against dietary fats and I think we are reaping the whirlwinds of modern chronic diseases largely due to demonization of saturated fats in the last 60 years. In fact, keto diets are great options for weight control and diabetic reversal for those who can afford it. In due course I would do a series of writings on dietary fats and ketogenic diets, but the fact remains that not everyone in developing countries who are struggling with weight and other health issues can regularly afford expensive steak, bacon, organ meat, salmon, tuna, eggs, butter and cream, almonds, avocado, and cheese.

WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019

"A lot of the samples have been discarded after some months or weeks, depending on the purpose of why it's taken," he said.Embarek said the mission's circumstances -- of intense quarantine periods and social distancing -- had led to some frustrations, along with the global scrutiny of its conduct and findings."

Two masks are better than one in fight against COVID – US CDC says

Now, with the US still reporting the most coronavirus-related deaths and cases in the world by a wide margin, Biden has made mask-wearing a central pillar of his strategy to get the pandemic under control.

WHO recommends Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for all adults

WHO recommends Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for all adults

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.

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.”

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Sunday Igboho handcuffed inside Cotonou cell, being fed by someone – Lawyer, Salami

“At the moment, Sunday Igboho’s hands are in chains at the police station. This is not good at all.”

Boko Haram kills seven Cameroonian Soldiers, injure scores

NAN reports that the development was the deadliest attack on the Cameroon army in more than 10 months, according to security reports

Flight operations resume after plane crash in Ilorin airport

Passengers onboard reportedly escaped death by the whiskers when the aircraft burst its tyre while landing and a bang affected the cabin which led to luggage falling on them

Gbajabiamila decries poor voters turnout at Lagos LG polls

From what I have seen so far, there is no violence and people are conducting themselves orderly but would have wanted a larger turnout