Many cut corners in race for COVID-19 antibody test

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Let’s get real… no vaccine will work like magic, return us to ‘normal’

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Deforestation helps viruses jump from animals to humans

THE coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans...

How COVID-19 could cause a new digital divide­

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Umuchu as the cradle of confederation

UMUCHU, my hometown, offers the world a fundamental legacy of unity in confederation.  A large and populous town of...

Lessons from COVID-19 for gender-equal world

EVIDENCE shows that disease outbreak affects women and men differently, that pandemics exacerbate inequalities for girls and women, who are also often...

Why masks are religious issues

ALMOST everyone has an opinion on masks: when to wear them, how to wear them, which ones are best and even whether...

Reasons for optimism in anticipation of COVID-19 vaccine early

AS FALL approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021.

Anambra Airport in perspective

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Chemicals like PFAS can increase risk of severe COVID-19

NEARLY a year before the novel coronavirus emerged, Dr. Leonardo Trasande published “Sicker, Fatter, Poorer,” a book about connections between environmental pollutants...

Any worry for declining antibodies and immunity to COVID-19?

MOST people are aware that testing for antibodies in a person's blood can show if someone has had a specific disease, such...

Coronavirus vaccine: Short cuts,races to be first

WHEN Moscow announced on 11 August it had registered the first vaccine against Covid-19 and was naming it Sputnik V, the message...

Reasons for optimism in anticipation of COVID-19 vaccine early

AS FALL approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021.

COVID-19, changing our brains

WHETHER you've contracted the virus or not, the pandemic is changing the way we think and feel. Whether you have contracted COVID-19...

Lessons from past pandemics in Fighting suicide during COVID-19

ON 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. By the end of March, several organisations had made...

Royalty in Nigeria subject to laws of the land

EVERY citizen of Nigeria (including the royal fathers or kings, clergymen, the Keke rider or hairdresser) is under the constitution and laws...

Somehow, we’re better off dealing with pandemic

NEAR the end of the First World War, a deadly flu raced across the globe. The influenza pandemic became the most severe...

Fear of new wave of crime grips Lagos residents

... Criminals use POS to drain victims' money, banks culpable PALPABLE fear is currently gripping residents of Lagos...

COVID-19 will ‘change business’ as usual forever

THE COVID-19 pandemic has organisations struggling to adapt, plan and deliver as it spreads rapidly around the world.  ...

Herd immunity won’t solve our COVID-19

SINCE the start of the coronavirus pandemic, use of the term “herd immunity” has spread almost as fast as the virus. But...

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Trump bids uncomfortable farewell

EVENTS shape history and certain epochs come with monumental content to last posterity much to savour. The past four years have been...

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