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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops 3 million

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops 3 million

The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas,…

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Air Peace pilots, cabin crew receive COVID-19 vaccine

Air Peace pilots, cabin crew receive COVID-19 vaccine

Air Peace airline says its pilots, cabin crew and other customer-facing personnel have started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the virus. The Spokesperson of the airline, Mr Stanley Olisa, in a statement on Friday in Lagos, said the vaccine was being administered by the Federal Airports Authority…

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AstraZeneca: 8,439 Nigerians experience mild, adverse effects after vaccination ― FG

AstraZeneca: 8,439 Nigerians experience mild, adverse effects after vaccination ― FG

*No death, blood clot recorded so far, it clarifies *As WHO says it’s engaging G7, G20 to tackle vaccine equity By Joseph Erunke – Abuja The federal government has said a total of 8,439 cases of mild, adverse effects have occurred over the application of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the country. The cases, according to…

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COVID-19: Arrival time for second batch of vaccine unknown ― Africa CDC

COVID-19: Arrival time for second batch of vaccine unknown ― Africa CDC

Many Africans who have received their first COVID-19 vaccine do not know when they will get a second shot because deliveries are delayed, the continent’s top public health official said on Thursday. We cannot predict when the second doses will come and that is not good for our vaccination programme,” John Nkengasong, Head of the…

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COVID-19: Traditional ruler tells Nigerians to set aside fears, take vaccine

COVID-19: Traditional ruler tells Nigerians to set aside fears, take vaccine

Eze Samuel Ohiri, former chairman of Imo Council of Traditional Rulers, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians not to entertain fears about safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, have recommended that America suspended the Johnson…

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Denmark completely stops using AstraZeneca vaccine

Denmark completely stops using AstraZeneca vaccine

Denmark is completely halting the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, Danish Health Administration head Soren Brostrom has said. The vaccination campaign will continue without the shot from the British-Swedish company, Brostrom said at a press conference in Copenhagen on Wednesday. Denmark had temporarily suspended vaccinations with the AstraZeneca shot on March 11 as a precautionary…

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Germany decides against AstraZeneca for second jab for under-60s

Germany decides against AstraZeneca for second jab for under-60s

People under 60 in Germany who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose will switch to a different vaccine for the second dose, German federal and state health ministers have decided. “The solution that has now been found offers good protection for people,” Bavarian lawmaker Klaus Holetschek, who chaired the Tuesday evening meeting,…

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German Cabinet agrees ’emergency brake’ to fight virus’ third wave

German Cabinet agrees ’emergency brake’ to fight virus’ third wave

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Germany’s central government tried to reassert its authority in combatting the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday by agreeing on a set of national measures – including night-time curfews – to stem a third wave of infections sweeping the country. Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the “important, urgent” decision by her Cabinet to approve…

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India overtakes Brazil as country with second-largest Covid caseload

India overtakes Brazil as country with second-largest Covid caseload

India’s drugs regulator looked set to approve a third coronavirus vaccine – Russia’s Sputnik V – as cases continued to soar in the country, taking its total caseload past Brazil. India reported 168,912 new cases on Monday, according to Health Ministry data, marking the sixth record rise in a week and taking the total number…

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AstraZeneca vaccine blood clot risk ‘very rare’ — EU regulator

AstraZeneca vaccine blood clot risk ‘very rare’ — EU regulator

The EU’s medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls. A number of nations have suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine for younger populations after it was…

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