Health

UN Needs ‘Immediate Infusion’ Of $15 Bn For Global Vaccine Fund

  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Wednesday for an “immediate infusion” of $15 billion to a global pool for the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at a virtual summit hosted by the world body. The ACT-Accelerator, led by the World Health Organization, has received around $3 billion of the $38 billion needed to meet … Continue reading UN Needs ‘Immediate Infusion’ Of $15 Bn For Global Vaccine Fund

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COVID-19: Over 7,000 Health Workers Killed Globally – Amnesty International

  At least 7,000 health workers worldwide have died after being infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,300 in Mexico alone, the most for any country, Amnesty International said Thursday. “Every health worker has the right to be safe at work, and it is a scandal that so many are paying the ultimate price,” … Continue reading COVID-19: Over 7,000 Health Workers Killed Globally – Amnesty International

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COVID-19: Why There Is An Upsurge Of Cases In Plateau – State Govt

    The Plateau Government has attributed the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the State to more testing, among other factors. “There is Increase in community testing for the disease as Plateau State has 3 testing Centres at NVRI Vom, Plateau State Specialist Hospital and Jos University Teaching Hospital,” the State’s Commissioner for Information … Continue reading COVID-19: Why There Is An Upsurge Of Cases In Plateau – State Govt

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Nigeria Working With WHO To Track COVID-19 Vaccine Development – Health Minister

    Nigeria is working with the World Health Organisation to finalise enrollment with ACT Accelerator, a global mechanism tracking and sponsoring research organisations working on covid19 vaccine development. Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire said this on Thursday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. “We are also interested in the … Continue reading Nigeria Working With WHO To Track COVID-19 Vaccine Development – Health Minister

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US Hits 5 Million Virus Cases As Trump Is Criticised Over Relief Package

  The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package. The US has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording nearly 163,000 deaths — by far the highest of any country, ahead only … Continue reading US Hits 5 Million Virus Cases As Trump Is Criticised Over Relief Package

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Trump Says US Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Possible’ By Election

  President Donald Trump on Thursday said that a vaccine may be produced ahead of the US presidential election on November 3 — a more optimistic timeline than given by his top infectious diseases doctor. Asked by radio talk show host Geraldo Rivera whether a vaccine could come by the election, Trump said: “I think … Continue reading Trump Says US Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Possible’ By Election

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