By: on October 28, 2020
THE world is gradually making important headways in the concerted efforts to overcome the coronavirus pandemic. Gone are the days when lack of the simplest inputs of protecting the people and the heroic medical workforce, such as nose-masks, hand sanitisers, personal protective equipment, respirators and ventilators held even the most advanced and powerful countries like US, UK, Italy, Spain and others to ransom. Five months after the World Health Organisation, WHO, finally declared COVID-19 ...
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By: on September 16, 2020
Continued from yesterday This is known as Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE) of infection. Antibody Dependent Enhancement of infection must be ruled out in every vaccine against coronaviruses. Let us note that SARS is caused by SARS-CoV and COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 but they are both coronavirus. We must exercise caution in approving vaccines because if it gives a nasty side effect, people would be reluctant to get the vaccine. We must also note that the provision of a vaccine does n...
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By: on September 15, 2020
After a failed attempt to buy the German company Curevac so that it could obtain sole rights to the coronavirus vaccine, it tried unsuccessfully to secure the first doses of a vaccine by investing 30 million dollars in the French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi. Some countries can afford to buy access to vaccines leaving poor nations at risk. This oxygen mask approach by rich nations does not guarantee the safety of everyone because the pandemic does not identify national barriers. Therefore, ...
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By: on September 14, 2020
In Professor Wole Soyinka’s play titled “The Lion and the Jewel”, the king or lion was able to win Sidi the village jewel as his wife. The village school teacher lost to the king. The king a much older man with multiple wives through his prowess won the heart of Sidi the village jewel. Lakunle, a much younger man, already exposed to city life lost the contest to win the most delectable spinster in the town of Ilujinle. Although the Nobellaureate’s play was first performed in 1959, similarities i...
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