Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show.
Jeremy Farrar explains why we must expect new variants, and why he ’d like to give away his booster shot.Medscape
The company has grown from about 20 people to 100 since CEO Andrei Floriou came aboard 18 months ago.
This time around, it ’ll be a much smoother experience than the ones earlier this year when there wasn’t enough vaccine to meet demand.
Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.Associated Press
If current trends hold steady, cases and deaths could fall for the next several months, avoiding a winter surge. Infections are projected to drop to around 9000 cases per day by March.WebMD Health News
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease.Associated Press
President Joe Biden announced the new pledge during a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday. The plan will increase the US contribution to more than 1 billion doses.WebMD Health News
Bioethicist Art Caplan warns against using ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment and urges doctors to refuse to prescribe it if patients demand it.Medscape Business of Medicine
DNA-based device might offer rapid COVID-19 test that is not fooled by dead virus
Miami-based diagnostic lab GenoSur is teaming up with blockchain biometric startup GenoBank.io to protect Covid-19 test results from fraud. The partnership will enable GenoSur to certify the results of Covid-19 tests using blockchain technology and cryptographic signatures, said Head of Business Development Camilo Padron. Instead of issuing PDF results that can be easily manipulated on platforms like Photoshop, the collaboration will create Covid-19 negative test certifications stored on a public…
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