CDC Warns That Delta Variant Now Infecting Vaccinated People, The Variant Is More Contagious Than Chicken Pox

THE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a stern warning about the delta variant of the coronavirus: “Acknowledge the war has changed.” Now, it says even vaccinated people are able to readily spread the virus. That is part of the message from a recent internal presentation prepared by the CDC detailing findings, some of which are considered preliminary, on the dangers posed by the delta variant, which has already led to a spike in cases in the United States. The document, obtained Friday by NBC News and first…

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Smokers At High Risk Of Getting COVID-19

Dr Lincoln Charimari, the World Health Organization (WHO) Zimbabwe COVID-19 Response Manager, has dispelled the myth that smokers have a high chance of surviving COVID-19 and advised them to get vaccinated. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking to HealthTimes, Dr Charimari said, “Smoking is actually a risk of developing severe disease and dying from it. It damages the lungs and any condition that damages the lungs worsens COVID-19. There is no evidence that smokers spread the virus faster than non-smokers. The vaccine is safe for smokers in the same way it is…

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#BREAKING: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Approved In Zimbabwe

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), has approved the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Zimbabwe in the management and prevention of COVID-19 infections. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, MCAZ Projects and Public Relations Officer, Mr Shingai Gwatidzo confirmed the development. MCAZ reviewed the technical documentation and clinical studies conducted and issued Emergency Use Authorisation for Ministry of Health and Child Care to consider adding to the vaccines for use in Zimbabwe,” said Mr Gwatidzo.  He added that the EUA is subject to a number…

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#COVID3RDWAVE: Health Workers, Funeral Homes Workers Urged To Seek Mental Health Support

MENTAL Health experts have called on front-line health workers fighting COVID-19 in the Red Zones where patients with severe and critical symptoms are being managed, to seek mental health and psychosocial support to avoid accumulating or bottling up traumatic experiences they may be encountering in their line of duty. By Patricia Mashiri The calls comes at the back of increased deaths and hospitalisation of COVID-19 related incidences across the country over the past four weeks. In an Interview, Tafadzwa Meki, Founder of Someone Always Listens Toyou (S.A.L.T Africa) said there…

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Government Maintains Level 4 Lockdown

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa says government the level 4 lockdown measure were still in force even though new COVID-19 infections were on the decline. Staff Reporter Briefing Journalists during a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, minister Mutsvagwa said,”Cabinet was informed that the number of infections decreased slightly, with a total of 14 275 cases being recorded during the week under review, compared to the 21 346 cases recorded the previous week. “This reflected a 49.5% decrease, as the country’s efforts to contain the pandemic showed a…

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Zvishavane Nurse Arrested For Selling COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

A general nurse at Zvishavane District Hospital, Faith Nyoni has been been arrested for selling completed COVID-19 vaccination cards to unvaccinated individuals. HealthTimes Reporter She was arrested after detectives set a trap and caught in action. Through their official Twitter Account, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said investigations were still in progress. Faith Nyoni who is employed as a nurse at Zvishavane District Hospital later handed over completed vaccination cards to the detectives. Investigations are in progress. Detectives set a trap and pretended to be in need of vaccination cards…

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SAT Bemoans COVID-19 Induced Restrictions On SRHR Access

COVID-19 induced restrictions that have been in effect and periodically reviewed since March 2020, have had negative impact on access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a virtual meeting on adapting to the new normal, Dean Mtata, Youth Officer, SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) said there is need to develop systems that cushion you g people against shocks such as natural disasters and disease pandemics. SRHR services are limited for young people. The lockdown brought in limited movement of people therefore the youths have been…

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Zim Receives Another One Million Sinovac vaccines

ZIMBABWE yesterday received one million Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines  procured from China to intensify the fight against COVID-19. By Patricia Mashiri Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mtuli Ncube, said the country had US$92 million for the procurement of vaccines from the United Nation’s vaccines sharing initiative (COVAX) and they were expecting more vaccines. So our vaccination program and vaccine acquisition program is going very well. For the first dose, we are already reaching about 50.000 vaccination per day, which is good going indeed. So all is going well. We feel…

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#BREAKING: The Vaccine Does Not Contain Mark Of The Beast Says Prophet Makandiwa as he Tells People To Get Vaccinated

UNITED Family International Church (UFIC) founder, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has announced that those who wish to get vaccinated should go ahead and do so. By Michael Gwarisa In a live broadcast on his YouTube Channel, Prophet Makandiwa said contrary to what has been reported about his sermons before, he does not believe or subscribe to the notion that the COVID-19 Vaccine contains the mark of the  beast.  People are asking me saying Man of God, is there a green light? Should we get vaccinated? I have been ignoring all these…

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