Tag Archives: Vaccine

Pfizer, BioNTech Announce First COVID-19 Vaccine To Be More Than 90% Effective

American drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech on Monday revealed a jointly developed vaccine that has shown 90 percent effectiveness in preventing Covid-19 infections. The statement was released as coronavirus cases are soaring across the world, and European stock markets and oil prices jumped on the news. According to preliminary findings, protection in patients was achieved seven days…

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Nigeria Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Not Be Available Until 2021

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Thursday said vaccine for the Coronavirus would be available until 2021. During a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, Ehanire said, “Vaccines will not be available until next year at best. No reliable therapeutics has been confirmed but our country must restart businesses, including travel to allow citizens to earn their livelihood.”…

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ICYMI: Nigeria Receives Samples Of COVID-19 Vaccine From Russia

Russian has presented the Nigerian Government with the samples of COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to facilitate the country’s vaccine production. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire received the samples from Alexey Shebarshin, Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria during a visit to the Ministry in Abuja on Friday. The Russian Ambassador also handed over to the Ehanire an aide…

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US, UK, Canada Accuse Russia Of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine Research

Spies from Russia have been accused by the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine being developed in laboratories in Oxford and the United States. According to the BBC, security services have warned that Russian spies were targeting organisations trying to develop coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada.…

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CBN Reveals Plans To Fund Research On Nigeria’s Coronavirus Vaccine

The Central Bank of Nigeria has revealed that the apex bank will be funding a research for a Nigerian Coronavirus vaccine. The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele disclosed this at the unveiling of THISDAY Dome testing, tracing, and treatment centre on Tuesday in Abuja. He said they are currently designing a framework which includes grants and long term facilities for “researchers,…

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Anyone Against Opening Of Churches Will Die For It – Bishop Oyedepo Declares

Days after Bishop David Oyedepo kicked against the Federal government allowing markets to open while keeping churches shut, the clergyman Bishop David Oyedepo, has further declared that anyone who is against the opening of churches across nations of the world will die. Oyedepo who had earlier criticized the reopening of markets and closure of churches said the power…

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102 Potential Coronavirus Vaccines In The Works Globally, WHO Reveals

As scientists worldwide struggle to find a permanent solution to the novel Coronairus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that 102 potential COVID-19 vaccines are being developed to eradicate the pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands worldwide and shut down economic life. According to documents posted on the organization’s website on Thursday, eight of…

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NCDC, FG Clear Air On Yellow COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’ Being Sold In Kano

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control and Federal Government has reacted to reports of a vaccine for COVID-19 found in Kano State. A yellow liquid vaccine been sold in Kano State had emerged on Monday with claims that it prevents people from contracting the deadly Coronavirus. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammad said on Tuesday…

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Two Coronavirus Vaccines Approved For Human Trials In China

The Chinese Government has approved the trial of two Coronavirus vaccines on humans in effort to prevent a re-occurence of the disease in the country, state owned news agency Xinhua reports. The experimental vaccines were created by a Beijing-based unit of Sinovac Biotech and by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products that is affiliated to state-owned China…

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John Boyega Slams French Doctors Over Racist Comments Of Vaccine Test In Africa

British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega has expressed his disgust to the opinions aired by two French doctors, Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht that the new COVID-19 drug should be tested in Africa. Mira and Locht, had ignited a Twitter storm and hashtag campaign ‘Africans are not lab rats’ after a live TV interview of them insisting that Africa is…

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