Baseball legend Hank Aaron dies two weeks after receiving coronavirus vaccinate during publicity stunt
(Natural News) On Jan. 5, Major League Baseball (BLM) legend and Hall of Famer Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron publicly took a Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine during a stunt aimed at persuading more African-Americans to get injected. A little more than two weeks later, Aaron died right on cue. The reason this writer says “on cue”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jan 23 2021 (IPS) Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting the lives of girls and boys everywhere. Ongoing, protracted conflicts, forced displacement and the worsening climate crisis were no less forgiving. Yasmine Sherif2020 was, in short, a brutal year for the world’s children and youth &nd...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migrati Source Type: news

Nigeria: Development of Nigerian Covid-19 Vaccine Underway - Osinbajo
[Leadership] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria has made significant progress in developing a vaccine to tackle the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) since the nation recorded its first case last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Police Arrest More People Without Face Masks
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police continue to arrest more people found without face masks despite condemnation that the law enforcers are assaulting those deemed contravening the strict covid-19 preventive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 and Reopening of Schools
[This Day] The House of Representatives argues that the reopening of schools is ill-timed, writes Peter Kumu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Seven Things to Know About Covid-19 Variants in Africa
[WHO] Brazzaville -- New COVID-19 variants have emerged in Africa as the continent records a new peak in infections. While virus mutations are not unusual, those that are more infectious are worrisome. Professor Francisca Mutapi, Professor in Global Health Infection and Immunity, University of Edinburgh, explains the implications of SARS-CoV-2 variants and what African countries can do to respond. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?
UK, South Africa and Brazil variants indicate changes may be neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn common with others, the virus that causes Covid-19 mutates as it spreads. Most mutations have little or no effect, but some can change the behaviour of the virus. Mutations in a variant found in the UK in September has helped the virus spread more easily and potentially more dangerously. Further changes in variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil may help the virus resist antibodies induced by vaccines and Covid infections from the first wave.Whywould the vaccines be updated?If sci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society Source Type: news

Africa: Governments Exploited Covid-19 to Crack Down on Human Rights - Report
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Covid-19 and the emergency measures taken to combat it have affected the poor in Africa particularly badly, and some governments have exploited the pandemic to restrict human rights, says a leading rights expert on Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Readout of Vice President Harris's Call with World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus JAN
[White House] Washington, DC -- Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by phone today with World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to discuss the decision by the United States to reverse its withdrawal from the WHO in one of the first acts following inauguration, fulfill its financial obligations, and work as a constructive partner to strengthen and reform the WHO. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Deeply Alarming': AstraZeneca Charging South Africa More Than Double What Europeans Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine
"This is the problem when you have essential medicines in the hands of big business, with almost no transparency as to pricing." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Putting Huge Pressure On Hospital Capacity
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Thursday reported a further 829 cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 12 more deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central African Republic declares emergency as rebels surround Bangui
Central African Republic, two-thirds controlled by rebels, is "at grave risk" the UN envoy says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Tamsin Snyman's Journey to Plant-Based Healing
[Daily Maverick] An extensive career in the world of food, coupled with a family history of dread disease and the necessity of proper diet, have led Tamsin Snyman to create a range of plant-based products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Media Statement - Committee Chair Saddened By Passing On of Minister Mthembu
[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Mr Boyce Maneli, is saddened to learn of the passing of the Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu, who reinvigorated government communication, among many other accolades. Mr Maneli extended heartfelt condolences to Mr Mthembu's family, friends, the Cabinet and employees of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Could Evade Antibodies
A preprint casts doubt on vaccine effectiveness in light of certain mutations in the 501Y.V2 variant that emerged from South Africa. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

South Africa: South African Scientists Who Discovered New Covid-19 Variant Share What They Know
[The Conversation Africa] Late last year the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) led by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) identified a rapidly spreading new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The new variant, called 501Y.V2, raises critical questions - including whether current vaccines and treatments will still be effective. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Abductions, Torture, Arbitrary Arrests Continued in 2020
[allAfrica] An excerpt on Zimbabwe from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Transition to Democracy Challenged by Economy, Protests, Covid-19
[allAfrica] An excerpt on Sudan from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Human Rights Take a Downturn - Report
[allAfrica] An excerpt on the DR Congo from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nation's Human Rights Record in 2020
[allAfrica] An excerpt on Nigeria from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Xenophobic Attacks Continued in 2020 - Rights Report
[allAfrica] An excerpt on South Africa from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Vaccinate Girls to Save Them From Cervical Cancer - Bosire
[Nation] Despite the world convening for ICPD25+ in 2019 and Global leaders making commitments to safeguard the health of women and young girls, there continues to be increased opposition against reproductive rights of women; opposition that has hindered access to safe reproductive services including cervical cancer prevention interventions. As a young girl who grew up in the slums of Kibera, in an environment where quality, affordable and timely healthcare did not exist, this reality remains true for many young gi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Cheers After U.S. Returns to World Health Organization
[Nation] African countries say the US' return to the World Health Organization will be crucial to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and other future infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Attorney General Silungwe Back in Office After Covid-19 Onslaught
[Nyasa Times] Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe will be back in office on Monday after he was down with Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Nkhoma Hospital Sounds Sos Over Life-Saving Covid-19 Equipment
[Nyasa Times] Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) run Nkhoma Hospital has sounded an SOS over lack of oxygen cylinders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: China Donates 348m/-Medical Equipment to Z'bar Hospitals
[Daily News] SOME Chinese medical team here yesterday donated medical equipment worth 348m/- to Zanzibar's two main hospitals- Mnazi-Mmoja in Unguja and Abdalla-Mzee in Pemba Islands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent
[allAfrica] As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached  82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Turn Up for Screening of Cancer, Kagera Residents Told
[Daily News] KAGERA residents have been urged to turn up for screening of cervical cancer, with indications suggesting that the disease was on the increase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Gatherings to Blame for Spike in Covid-19 Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Okavango Sub-district is reported to be experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases attributed to wedding and funeral gatherings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Young Gambian Doctors to Study Medicine Specialties in Cuba
[The Point] Banjul, Jan 19 - Two young Gambian doctors will study in Cuba the specialties of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Intensive Therapy, after the authorities of the largest of the Antilles grant two free scholarships to this nation, as part of their historic solidarity collaboration with Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Premier Job Mokgoro Sends Condolences to the Family of the Late Minister Jackson Mthembu
[Govt of SA] North West Premier, Prof. Tebogo Job Mokgoro sends heartfelt condolences to the family of the Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu following his passing today due to Covid-19 related complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Media Statement - Chairperson Dismayed By Reports On Section 59 Investigation and Negative Perceptions of Cuban-Trained Doctors
[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has expressed his dismay with the findings of two recently released reports. One report covers the investigation into allegations that medical aid schemes racially discriminate against black healthcare professionals, while the other found that Cuban-trained doctors are perceived as "foreign" and "incompetent". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 'We Need Staff and Psychological Help' - Photos From Inside a Gauteng Hospital Ward
[Daily Maverick] Photojournalist James Oatway visited Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital north of Pretoria to document the second-wave realities faced by doctors and nurses in an intensive care unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Tributes Stream in for Mthembu
[SAnews.gov.za] North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, has described the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, as one of the most dedicated members of the governing party and hard working Ministers he has come to know. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Records 647 New Deaths, Mkhize Pays Tribute to Mthembu
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa recorded 11 386 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, which represents a 19% positivity rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Shortage of Ppes Hinders Fight Against Covid-19
[Monitor] Many health workers in hospitals across the country are grappling with a shortage of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) despite the country continuing to register more cases of the disease, Daily Monitor has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Lessons From the Global South On Combating the Covid-19 Pandemic
[Citizen] As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, more and more people around the world are struggling during lockdowns and economic shutdowns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Doctor Who Died in a Helicopter Crash Tried to Save Mthembu
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed that one of the Netcare health professionals who died in a helicopter crash near Bergville was called to save Minister Jackson Mthembu's life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - PMB Approves N6.45 Billion for 38 Oxygen Plants
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N6.45billion for the setting up of gas plants in 38 locations nationwide in a bid to enhance the treatment of COVID-19 patients who need oxygen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 2,8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent
[allAfrica] As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached  82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Rev Semphere Mourned - Mhrc Chairperson Dies With Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) chairperson Reverend Patrick Semphere has died with coronavirus and tributes continue to pour in for the man -- and all convey the deepest respect to the man of God, who also happens to be a journalist of great repute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Governors Raise the Alarm Over Rising Cases
[Leadership] Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have raised the alarm over the rising COVID-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Islamic Leader El-Zakzaky's Wife Contracts Covid-19 in Prison
[This Day] Zeena Ibraheem, the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has contracted COVID-19 in prison at a correctional centre in Kaduna State (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Immunisation Record Risks Being Dented By Anti-Vaccination Views
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccination has eradicated smallpox, nearly eradicated polio, and led to major reductions of serious infectious diseases. These include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, and measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Ranks 3rd in World for Percentage of Population Vaccinated Against Covid-19, Official Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is ranked third in the world in terms of vaccinations administered, said a top official. 13,163 vaccinations have been given in the eleven days since the island nation launched its vaccination campaign, the Public Health Commissioner told a press conference on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Explains Recent Spike in Covid-19 Cases
[New Times] Sixteen percent of the people whose antibodies were recently tested to ascertain whether they had been exposed to Covid-19 were found to have contracted the virus and beaten it without their knowledge, The New Times can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dr Fauci warns South African covid is 'a little more concerning'
The South African variant is 'a little bit more concerning but not something that we don't think we can handle,' Dr Fauci sai during a Thursday press briefing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 'Vaccine Hoarding' Putting Africa At Risk - WHO
[UN News] Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Biden to End Trump-Era Anti-Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The new president will revoke a policy which prevents foreign groups providing abortion services or counselling from receiving U.S. funding (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Egypt: Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -- Perpetrators could be jailed for up to 20 years under amendments aimed at stamping out the ancient practice (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news