February 25, 2021
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February 19, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine faces resistance in Europe as reports of side-effects spread

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Health authorities in some European countries are facing resistance to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after side-effects led hospital staff and other front-line workers to call in sick, putting extra strain on already-stretched services. Such symptoms, as reported in clinical trials for the AstraZeneca shot, can include a high temperature or headache and are a normal...

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February 19, 2021

African Union to set up infrastructure fund to build railways, roads

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The African Union (AU) is setting up a fund to finance the construction of much-needed roads, railways and power plants on the continent, its infrastructure head said, turning to new sources of cash due to donor fatigue and higher debt levels. The continent has an estimated annual infrastructure financing deficit of $60 billion-$90 billion,...

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February 18, 2021

Fact Check on NAFDAC approved use of AstraZeneca Vaccine in Nigeria

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday gave its approval the use of AstraZeneca Vaccine in Nigeria. Below are five things you need to know about the vaccine which may soon be deployed in the country to combat the pandemic.  1. Storage and distribution The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, also...

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February 18, 2021

Nigeria drug agency approves AstraZeneca Vaccine for use

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of AstraZeneca Vaccine in Nigeria, according to the Director-General of the agency, Mojisola Adeyeye. The approval means the vaccine can be used in Nigeria in the fight against the dreaded disease and ensure that Nigeria achieves herd immunity like...

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