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Our last check indicates that most of the vaccine stock that can be manufactured, should emergency use authorization be secured between now and June 2021, have been secured by just 15 countries.

Are We Prepared For The First COVID-19 Vaccine Vial?

Randy Pausch, in The Last Lecture states, “another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst-case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves’ factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don’t worry about because I have a plan in place if they do.”

For months, we have been in a place where many assume that this virus has disappeared from our shores. A look at pictures from parties, funerals, weddings and other social events posted on social media indicates that many are also living in this false illusion that ...

Learnings for a Nation in Grief

Katie McGarry argues in her book, “Pushing the Limits” that “the worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see, the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.”

In Africa, the number of new cases seems not to be rising. However, in Ghana serological studies that were undertaken by scientists at the University of Ghana have indicated that the prevalence rate of the virus in the general population is about 20%.

COVID-19 and Our Missed Risk Communication Opportunity

“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds; justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.” Anne Rice in The Vampire Lestat

The significance of the disparities in the quality of healthcare provision in Ghana cannot be disputed. Health disparity can be defined as...

Living With Ghana’s Health Outcome Disparity

“Years ago, I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”

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