Tuesday, 19th October 2021
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11 Aug
Three new candidate drugs are being tested in the latest phase of global Solidarity clinical trials to find effective treatments against COVID-19, the World Health Organisation...
13 Dec 2020
In the midst of desperate international efforts to find a permanent solution to the debilitating Coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria and Nigerians have a cause to massage their ego as contributing somewhat to the search.
26 Nov 2020
The Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA) has charged the Federal Government to prioritise indigenous production of vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases.
20 Nov 2020
The anti-viral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19 patients no matter how severe their illness as it has "no important effect" on survival chances, the World Health Organization said Friday.
16 Oct 2020
The antiviral drug Remdesivir, considered one of the most promising Covid-19 treatments, turns out to do little to prevent deaths from the disease, according to a WHO-backed study.
9 Sep 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is on course, and vaccines are at various levels of clinical trials and dogged by an egoistic struggle about which country is first to roll out a vaccine.
3 Jul 2020
The first drug to treat severe cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the EU on Friday was given the green light, with the European Commission approving Remdesivir.
1 Jul 2020
Britain and Germany said Wednesday they had sufficient stocks of remdesivir, the first drug to be shown to be relatively effective in treating COVID-19
4 Jun 2020
The mission statement of universities is teaching, research and service. In essence, a university teacher (lecturer) on employment is made to understand these duties as may be entrenched...
7 May 2020
Japan plans to authorise Thursday the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the government said, with an eye to approving another medication Avigan this month.
5 May 2020
Nigeria health minister Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday said Nigeria has started using remdesivir, an anti-retroviral drug, in managing COVID-19 patients. “We have been using that (remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos too,” Ehanire said while addressing members of the House of Representatives. “So, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what effect it…
5 May 2020
The doctor who treated the first COVID-19 patient in the United States said Monday he fears a second outbreak of the disease when lockdown measures are lifted.


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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose departure from the tech giant in 2020 followed revelations of an affair with an employee 20 years before, had already been warned in 2008 over emails to a female staff member that were deemed inappropriate. According to reporting by the Wall Street Journal that was confirmed to AFP by a…
14 mins ago
As we draw closer to the end of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic is still a big concern, and its continuing effects on our food systems remain as real as ever. As more people are threatened with slipping into food insecurity, Africa’s demand for food is growing. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations (UN) projects population…
57 mins ago
Premier League clubs have voted to temporarily block teams from striking lucrative deals with businesses that have links to their club's owners after the Saudi Arabia-backed takeover of Newcastle. The Guardian newspaper reported 18 clubs voted in favour of the ban at an emergency meeting on Monday, with Newcastle voting against and Manchester City abstaining.…
1 hour ago
North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, the South's military said, the nuclear-armed country's latest advance in weapons technology and one that could give it a second-strike capability. The test came with both Koreas building up their weapons capabilities in what could become an arms race on the peninsula,…
1 hour ago
Meghan Markle's estranged father on Tuesday pleaded with his daughter to let him see his grandchildren. Thomas Markle told ITV's Good Morning Britain programme that "we're at a point where I think both of us, we should grow up, talk, make up for the sake of the children." "This is ridiculous, almost four years, it's…