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  • "I want to make it very short, that, It is not true that Ghana will have 3 million people infected before we reach the peak, we would never see that," Dr Nsiah Asare said.

    The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, says his comments on projections on the number of likely Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in Ghana made during a television interview were taken out of context.

  • While Nadia, the first tiger to have been reported sick was tested under anesthesia, the other cats were tested by using a fecal sample test developed by the zoo’s laboratory partners that did not require the animals be placed under anesthesia.

     Eight big cats at the Bronx Zoo have been discovered to have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • He noted that it seems the coronavirus has come to stay and until a cure is found, it has to be lived with.

    The General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has called for prayers to apprehend the vicious corononavisus to prevent it from spreading in an exclusive interview with Paul Adom-Otchere on Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana programme.

  • The UN stance might be due to the fragile and complex relationship between two of its veto-wielding, permanent members, the United States (US) and China.

    Written By Dr G. Koryoe Anim-Wright - On March 21, 2020, due to the spread of COVID-19, the President announced the closure of the country’s borders, effective midnight on Sunday, March 22.

  • Experimental COVID-19 treatments to go ahead in China as it grapples with imported cases from neighbouring Russia.

    China has approved early-stage human tests for two experimental coronavirus vaccines as it battles to contain imported cases and prevent a second wave of COVID-19.

  •  China recorded three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for May 23, following the first day with no new cases since the outbreak began, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday.

  • Although the university has urged caution when it comes to mapping out a firm timeline for when the vaccine -- called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 -- would be in development, a best-case scenario could see for the vaccine’s efficacy determined by fall 2020.

    The first patients have been enrolled in human trials for a coronavirus vaccine at the historic University of Oxford after the U.K.’s Health Secretary said the country would be “throwing everything” behind the project.

  • In New York City, African Americans and Latinos are two times more likely to be hospitalized and to die from COVID than white Americans, according to local officials' figures.

  • Overall, the study showed the vaccine was safe and all study participants produced antibodies against the virus.

    Moderna Inc’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine, the first to be tested in the United States, produced protective antibodies in a small group of healthy volunteers, according to very early data released by the biotech company on Monday.

  • It is produced from the artemisia plant - the source of an ingredient used in a malaria treatment.

    The president of Tanzania says he will send a plane to Madagascar to import a herbal tonic which has been touted as a cure for coronavirus by the country's president.

  • We will end by reminding readers that this war against COVID-19 is not a sprint. If the data and science are to be trusted, we are in this for the long haul and the longer this lasts the more the pressure is going to be put on our collective mental health.

    Over seven decades ago Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung stated that “about a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.” By definition, neurosis is a relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behaviour, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality.

  • Social responsibilities of businesses or the affluent are drawn from the amount of social power that they have. To sum it; to whom much is given, much is expected.

    Written By King Nobert - There has not been anytime like this where Ghanaians have high expectations from companies and people of affluence to show they care.

  • African Development Bank has raised an exceptional $3 billion, three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Written By Stefan Nalletamby - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact globally, the African continent, while less affected, is preparing to undergo its own severe social and economic crisis. As of April 7, over 10,000 cases have been reported across 52 countries in Africa (less than 1% of cases globally).

  • In the face of these difficulties, it’s impossible to propose an absolute fit solution; unless you’re the Amazing Kreskin, or Okomfo Anokye, with powers to see into the future. As such, ...

    The other day, I hinted in not so many words that the lifting of the lockdown shouldn’t only be seen via the lens of the science behind Covid-19. Because, while a lockdown may appear crucial for containment of the disease, a number of unintended consequences of a strict lockdown could have even more debilitating effects. For instance, how will those who need to earn on the daily, in order to eat, cope? How will they be able to pay for medical care for themselves and loved ones who may fall ill, or are currently ill from other non-Covid-19 related ailments? Among other needs?

  • The struggle to express the use of sanitizers in local Ghanaian languages depicts the reality of introducing a behavior that was not generally practiced previously and which requires more care in communication.

    A number of very important guidelines have been issued worldwide to address the COVID-19 pandemic, namely:
    • frequently wash hands under running water with soap for at least twenty seconds
    • sanitize hands periodically
    • limit the number of face-to-face interactions
    • observe basic social distancing protocols, etc.

  • The Greater Accra Region - 1,795 - has the highest number of infections among the 12 regions with confirmed cases, followed by the Ashanti Region - 99 and the Eastern Region with 21 cases.

    Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ghana has surged by over 400 cases in two days to a total of 2,074.

  • He said: "In view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons, the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, ...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the three-week partial lockdown on Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi will be lifted at 1 am on Monday, April 20, 2020.

  • In a joint briefing online with doctors at Shanghai hospital, the Africa CDC said that in comparison to the rest of the world there were very few treatments happening on the continent.

    The Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has outlined some of the trials going on for Covid-19 treatment and vaccination in Africa.

  • Remdesivir, which previously failed as a treatment for Ebola, is being tried against COVID-19 because it is designed to disable the mechanism by which certain viruses make copies of themselves and potentially overwhelm their host’s immune system.

    The top U.S. infectious disease official said Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental antiviral drug remdesivir will become the standard of care for COVID-19 after early results from a key clinical trial on Wednesday showed it helped patients recover more quickly from the illness caused by the coronavirus.

  • Rival Regeneron Pharmacuticals Inc has said it plans to start clinical studies in June to test its antibody cocktail treatment for the new coronavirus and is aiming to have hundreds of thousands of preventative doses available by the end of August.

    Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had started an early-stage trial to test its potential treatment for COVID-19, in the world’s first study of an antibody treatment against the disease.

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