Safety Remains Top Priority As United States Government Develops Vaccine

AS America and the world is working swiftly to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, the United States Government has emphasized that they would prioritize safety above anything else in developing the much awaited vaccine. Many people are pinning their hopes on the development of a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 that can stop the spread of the virus. Through its Operation Warp Speed initiative, the Trump administration is investing billions of dollars to accelerate efforts in the U.S. to develop, manufacture and distribute…

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51st Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held virtually 20-24 October 2020

IN light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) has announced today that the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health (Union World Conference) will be virtual. HealthTimes Reporter Originally planned to be held in Seville in Spain, the event will continue to host a programme featuring cutting edge science around tuberculosis (TB), air pollution and tobacco control, but also deliver a track and special sessions dedicated to COVID-19 and its intersection with lung health and infectious diseases. Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID and…

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Avoid Risky Promiscuous Behavior During Lockdown- NAC

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) has implored citizens to desist from engaging in risky promiscuous sexual behavior under the prevailing lockdown period to avoid an increase in new HIV cases amongst the population. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, NAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Bernard Madzima said people need to be vigilant especially during these times when access to various health services including HIV services could be restricted in some instances owing to the strict lockdown regulations. During this COVID-19 lockdown or new normal, there are a…

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More Than Half Of Zim COVID-19 Cases Recorded Amongst Males

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has indicated that the COVID-19 is hitting men harder as compared to women in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa According to  the MoHCC Daily Sitrep of August 11, 2020, at least 54.96% of COVID-19 recorded in the country to date have been picked amongst males. More males have been affected when compared to females. Most Covid-19 cases are in the 20 – 40 years age groups. There are more females affected as age rises. 1 055 000 cases have been recorded amongst males…

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