Economic impact of COVID-19 and Africa’s food security

THE global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of confirmed cases in Africa have raised concerns about the weak health care...

Africa, Asia finding innovative ways to plug the COVID-19 health gaps

By Emma Batha AS COVID-19 strains Pakistan's health system, tens of thousands of women doctors are sitting at home,...

Genetic sequencing helping scientists find the next COVID variant

By Manon Ragonnet-Cronin “NUN'S office Tivoli safe!” When I was a child, we used to play a game where...

Use statistics to plan ahead next pandemic

PUBLICLY available statistics about population demographics and culture can help governments prepare for the next pandemic. We have found that by using...

Changing roles of teachers’ techs in COVID-19 pandemic

DESPITE the overwhelming consequences of the pandemic, this global crisis has also been an extraordinary time for learning. We are learning how...

Global approach to vaccine equity, failing

ACCUSATIONS abound of vaccine nationalism against states that stockpile vaccines and of vaccine apartheid, as COVID-19 vaccines become concentrated in rich countries....

Rich countries’ apathy to global COVID surge, dangerous

IS THERE one pandemic, or two? That was a question being asked a year ago, when wealthy countries accounting for only 15%...

COVID vaccines not only for the rich

IN THE last few days, major powers have responded to the horrific crisis unfolding in India. The US government's decision to share...

Coronavirus mutation and future implication

THE recent appearance of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus causing COVID-19 infections), that may be associated with increased transmission of the...

COVID-19 jabs’ show how to effectively deploy new malaria vaccine

CORONAVIRUS vaccines have been developed and deployed in record time, but as global rollout has progressed, too few doses have been made...

COVID-19 vaccines’s success enables universal healthcare

FOR more than 200 years, human beings managed to avert widespread pestilence with vaccines. While not a silver bullet, vaccines provide us...

G7 must act to end ‘vaccine apartheid’

UNTIL the later part of the 19th century, what we regard today as the fundamentals of public health were mostly unknown. Clean...

COVID-19 vaccine not linked to mark of the beast

THE mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has led to concerns from some people that can be described as rational: What are the...

Rage of mbize erosion in Southeast Nigeria

THE erosion menace in Southeast Nigeria is a twice-told story. Whole villages have been sacked, and many houses are teetering on the...
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How opposition is canonising Obiano

IF THE All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which won all 21 local government areas in Anambra State in the November 17, 2017,...

It’s time to consider patent reprieve for COVID vaccines

 THE world needs around 11 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine to immunize 70% of the world's population, assuming two doses per person....

Politicians must dial down the COVID-19 rhetoric over

IN January, French President Emmanuel Macron called the AstraZeneca–Oxford coronavirus vaccine “quasi-ineffective for people over 65”, on the day that the European...

Response to COVID-19 pandemic must be global

COVID-19 is a virus that knows no boundaries and has inflicted terrible suffering across the world. Now more than ever, we must...

Immune interference could struggle with emerging coronavirus strains

Despite the success and optimism of the new COVID-19 vaccination campaigns being rolled out worldwide, the emergence of new viral strains threatens...

COVID-19 as accelerator of digital transformation

THE COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive and unexpected life twists, but it did not grind everything to a halt. While it is...

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Creative manufacturing, handmade sector can craft post-COVID-19 future

 THE COVID-19 pandemic has had a mixed effect on consumption. Some categories and distribution channels for “essential goods and services” – from...

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding father, Last leader of Africa’s liberation era, dies at 97

KENNETH Kaunda, Zambia's founding president and one of the last of the generation of African leaders who fought colonialism, has died at...

Researchers train bees to smell coronavirus

RESEARCHERS at Start-up InsectSense and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research have trained bees to extend their tongues when they smell the coronavirus. The coronavirus,...

New app tracks human mobility and COVID-19

TO UNDERSTAND just how COVID-19 affected human movement on a global scale, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department...

Tobacco kills 146m Africans yearly – WHO

...Says one in 100 global deaths is by suicide WORLD Health Organisation has revealed that no fewer than 146...

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