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The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It – HARVEY A. RISCH, MD, PHD

Posted: July 28, 2020 at 8:09 pm   /   Featured, NEWS

The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It. HARVEY A. RISCH, MD, PHD As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for […]

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COVID-19: Traders lament on the 5,000naira imposed fine as Amuwo Odofin LG re-opens four markets in Lagos

Posted: July 26, 2020 at 6:36 am   /   Featured, NEWS

The market leaders are reported to have signed an undertaking to comply with all the safety protocols as regards COVID-19. The Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area in Lagos has reopened four markets for business after three days of closure following concerns about their non-compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines, Imposes a 5,000 naira fine on each […]

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Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response

Posted: July 24, 2020 at 5:50 am   /   Featured, NEWS

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response. Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus. The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger […]

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Exactly Where We Are with Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19

Posted: May 1, 2020 at 10:30 pm   /   NEWS

Scientists around the world are working on potential treatments and vaccines for the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Several companies are working on antiviral drugs, some of which are already in use against other illnesses, to treat people who already have COVID-19. Other companies are working on vaccines that could be used as a preventive […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 1,000

Posted: April 25, 2020 at 11:42 am   /   NEWS

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 1,000 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 114 cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, April 24. The new cases are among the highest to be reported in the country by the government agency. The 114 new cases are reported from nine states- Lagos (80), Gombe (21), FCT […]

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Umahi’s wear-mask or get-flogged order barbaric – Ubani

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm   /   NEWS

Umahi’s wear-mask or get-flogged order barbaric – Ubani A former Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Monday Ubani, has described as barbaric the pronouncement of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, that any resident found on the street without a face mask will be flogged. The lawyer also scolded the governor of Cross River State, […]

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Oxford University Just Injected The First Participants in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm   /   NEWS

Oxford University Just Injected The First Participants in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Oxford University is launching a human trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine, with the daunting aim of making a successful jab available to the public later this year. Of the more than 100 research projects around the world to find a vaccine – described by […]

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Nigeria coronavirus cases at 981, Buhari gets ECOWAS mandate

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 12:12 pm   /   NEWS

Nigeria coronavirus cases at 981, Buhari gets ECOWAS mandate Cases near 1,000; Buhari gets ECOWAS task Total confirmed cases inched close to the 1,000 mark with 108 new cases reported by close of day April 23. Total confirmed cases now stand at 981. 78 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, […]

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Nigerian president’s top aide dies of coronavirus: Presidency

Posted: April 19, 2020 at 8:47 am   /   NEWS

Nigerian president’s top aide dies of coronavirus: Presidency Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari is the highest profile person to have died as country remains in lockdown. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff has died after contracting the novel coronavirus, the presidency said on Saturday. Buhari’s office announced in a statement that it […]

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Buhari shuts down Lagos, Abuja, Ogun for 14 days

Posted: March 30, 2020 at 11:21 am   /   NEWS

Buhari shuts down Lagos, Abuja, Ogun for 14 days President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday announced the shutdown of Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Ogun State with a view to containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a nationwide broadcast, the president said: “Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria […]

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