Tag Archives: Vaccine

Biden Receives COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV To Reassure Americans Of Its Safety

US President-elect Joe Biden is the latest politician to received the COVID-19 vaccine. The 78-year-old incoming president who appeared on live television on Monday got the Pfizer vaccine at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware in a campaign to boost Americans’ confidence in the jabs. His wife Jill received the shot earlier, the presidential transition team said.…

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Okonjo-Iweala Says Nigeria Will Have Access To COVID-19 Vaccine From January 2021

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria and other African countries will be able to access COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January through the first quarter of 2021. Okonjo-Iweala who is currently the African Union Special Envoy on mobilizing international economic support for the continental fight against COVID-19 and Nigeria’s candidate for the Office…

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UK Grandmother Becomes First Person In The World To Receive Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother is currently being celebrated in the UK after becoming the first person in a Western country to receive an approved coronavirus vaccine. The procedure was carried out just as Britain rolled out Pfizer-BioNTech’s drug in the biggest inoculation drive in its history. Just last week, they became the first country…

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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Daily Count Soar Again With 324 Fresh Cases

In two days, Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections has risen sharply with 667 new cases, taking the total to over 68,000, according to health authorities. The 343 cases reported earlier on Thursday were the highest since late August, while 324 infections recorded on Friday were from 11 states, leaving the country’s toll at 68,627. According to Nigeria Centre for…

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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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