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Why Scores Of White Evangelists Shun Covid-19 Vaccine

LAGOS APRIL 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Stephanie Nana, an evangelical Christian in Edmond, Oklahoma, refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine because she believed it contained “aborted cell tissue.” Nathan French, who leads a nondenominational ministry in Tacoma, Washington, said he received a divine message that God was the ultimate healer and deliverer: “The vaccine is not the savior.” […]

Nigeria Targets 70m J&J COVID-19 vaccines Through African Union

LAGOS APRIL 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria hopes to receive up to 70 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this year through the African Union (AU), its primary healthcare chief told Reuters, amid concerns about delayed deliveries of AstraZeneca shots. Rolling out vaccines in developing nations such as Nigeria, whose 200 million-strong population is Africa’s […]

Why Patients Should Take COVID-19 Vaccine Jab Before Surgery -Studies

LAGOS MARCH 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Patients about to undergo elective surgery are a high risk group for COVID-19 infection, Prof. Adesoji Ademuyiwa of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, has said. Prof. Ademuyiwa is the Nigeria lead in a study conducted by 15,000 surgeons and anaesthetists from across 116 countries. The study was commissioned by the […]

Help! Lack Of Clean Water Is Driving Up Diseases In Lagos Highbrow Of Lekki

By Michael Owhoko, Ph.D LAGOS MARCH 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Help! Lekki residents are exposed to water-related diseases engendered by sub-standard and unregulated sources of water supply.  Increasing cases of dysentery and diarrhea-induced pathogenic bacteria infections have sparked concerns on public health in the area. Water is an essential element in human life, and inability to have access […]

Ghana Takes Delivery Of 165,000 First COVID-19 Vaccines Doses Donated By MTN

LAGOS MARCH 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The first 165,000 of up to 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that MTN Group is donating to African countries have arrived in Ghana, the South African telecoms company said on Tuesday. It is donating $25 million to support the African Union’s vaccination programme. The vaccines are intended to be distributed to health […]

99-Year-Old Queen Elizabeth’s Husband Leaves UK Hospital After ‘Successful’ Heart Surgery

LAGOS MARCH 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, left a London hospital early Tuesday after heart surgery and 28 days’ treatment — his longest-ever stay. Philip — who is due to turn 100 in June — was photographed looking pale and gaunt as he was driven away from the private […]

AfDB President, Akinwunmi Decries Lack Of Covid-19 Vaccine For Africa Countries

LAGOS MARCH 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-African Development Bank President,  Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has called for vaccine justice for Africa. Speaking at the launch of the Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2021 report on Friday, Adesina decried the lack of Covid-19 vaccines reaching Africa. “We need global solidarity and vaccine justice for Africa,” Africa’s premier development bank chief said. […]

Why Denmark, Iceland Suspend Use Of AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

LAGOS MARCH 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Denmark and Iceland have both suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine because of concerns surrounding fatal blood clots. Denmark’s health minister Magnus Heunicke wrote in a tweet, translated from Danish: “The health authorities have, due to precautionary measures, suspended vaccination with AstraZeneca following a signal of a possible serious side effect in […]

Tanzanian President Allegedly Flown To Kenya For Covid-19 Treatment

LAGOS MARCH 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Pressure is building on the Tanzanian government to disclose the whereabouts of President John Pombe Magufuli after reports that the controversial East African leader had left the country to seek Covid-19 treatment abroad. Mr Magufuli, who has regularly denied that coronavirus is present in Tanzania and recommended herbal remedies over masks despite […]

Light At The End Of The Tunnel As As Doctor Gets Nigeria’s First COVID-19 Vaccine

LAGOS MARCH 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A doctor who has spent the past year treating COVID-19 patients on Friday became the first person in Nigeria to be vaccinated against the disease, kicking off a mammoth campaign that aims to inoculate 80 million people this year. Vaccinating all of Nigeria’s 200 million people and those in other developing countries […]

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