BORIS JOHNSON SAYS MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS IN UK WILL BE LIFTED NEXT WEEK

Wed 19 January 2022: The majority of Covid restrictions in the UK will be eased next week, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who made the statement on Wednesday (January 19). In addition, he stated that starting Monday, Covid’s isolation period would be reduced to 5 days (January 24). He did warn, however, that […]

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NEW VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO ELEVATE HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa at the official launch of the Nant-SA Vaccine Manufacturing Campus, Brackengate Business Park,            Brackenfel. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Wed 19 January 2022: President Cyril Ramaphosa says the newly launched vaccine manufacturing facility campus at Brackengate in Cape Town will usher in a new era in healthcare, medicines and vaccines […]

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UN CHIEF URGES BUSINESSES TO HELP LOW-INCOME NATIONS AMID COVID AND CLIMATE CRISES

Tue 18 January 2022: On Monday (January 17), UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered a virtual presentation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda 2022, emphasizing the need for immediate action to assist developing nations in the face of climate, coronavirus (COVID-19), and other problems. Guterres urged business leaders to support developing countries in the […]

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RESEARCHERS IN SWEDEN IDENTIFY GENE VARIANT THAT PROTECTS AGAINST COVID

Tue 18 January 2022: Stockholm: Researchers have identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection. An international team led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden pinpointed the variant by studying people of different ancestries. The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, shows that genes can influence whether we become severely affected […]

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SA OPENS NANTSA VACCINE PRODUCTION CAMPUS

Tue 18 January 2022: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to join Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of the multinational conglomerate NantWorks, LLC, in launching the NantSA vaccine manufacturing campus in Brackenfell, Cape Town, on Wednesday. The President and Dr Soon-Shiong will also launch the Coalition to Accelerate Africa’s Access to Advanced Healthcare (The AAAH Coalition). This […]

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UNEMPLOYMENT TO STAY ABOVE PRE-COVID LEVELS UNTIL 2023 -UN

Tue 18 January 2022: According to the United Nations, the Covid-19 crisis has continued to wreak havoc on jobs around the world, and it could take years for employment levels to return to pre-pandemic levels. The UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) revised its previous forecast that the global employment market will recover nearly completely from […]

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MODERNA TO CREATE SINGLE SHOT VACCINE AGAINST BOTH COVID-19, FLU

Mon 17 January 2022: Moderna, a biotech company, is working to develop a single-shot vaccine against flu and coronavirus by autumn 2023, according to its CEO Stephane Bancel, who spoke at the World Economic Forum on Monday. Last September, Moderna revealed that it was developing a single-component vaccine shot that would protect against both flu […]

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“ECONOMIC VIOLENCE”: THE POOR DIE FROM COVID WHILE THE RICH GET RICHER, OXFAM WARNS

Mon 17 January 2022: The wealth of the 10 richest men has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, stoking inequality that contributes to the deaths of at least 21,300 people each day, according to a new report released on Monday from Oxfam International. “We enter 2022 with unprecedented concern,” Oxfam’s Inequality Kills report warns, arguing that the current […]

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