Numbers Not Looking Good, As Third Wave Knocks On Zimbabwe’s Door

Dr Grant Murewanhema

ZIMBABWE’S daily COVID-19 infections almost doubled in the past 24 hours from 49 new cases that were recorded on June, 7 2021 to 83 cases on June 8, 2021. By Michael Gwarisa The increase in cases also comes in the wake of a slow vaccination uptake which could pose an even greater threat should the third wave officially set foot in the country. Local Public Health Expert and Epidemiologist, Dr Grant Murewanhema said the upsurge in the daily cases could signal the official arrival of the third wave in the…

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Chiwenga Warns Private Sector Against Charging For COVID-19 Jabs

THE Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Chiwenga has read the riot act to private player in the health sector who are charging for COVID-19 vaccination jabs which are supposed to be free in the country. By Patricia Mashiri The warning follows revelations that  some private players have been profiteering from the COVID-19 vaccination program at the expense of majority of citizens who are now failing to access vaccines. Speaking during the Reopening of St Anne’s Harare Hospital, VP Chiwenga said “Let me allay fears of…

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Allergies Are Not Vaccine Side Effects- Dr Chivaura

FAMILY Practitioner and medical expert Dr Audrey Chivaura says not all reactions being experienced after getting COVID-19 jabs were side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines but could be as a result of underlying allergies. By Michael Gwarisa By definition, an allergy is a condition in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance. At times the immune system reacts even to a substance or exposure to something that is not even harmless. Dr Chivaura said people should make an effort to know their allergic history before taking vaccines…

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#JUSTIN: Zim Vaccine Rollout Starts Thursday As South African COVID-19 Variant Dominates Local Infections

CABINET has announced that rollout of the 200 000 doses of the Sinopharm Vaccine which arrived yesterday from China will commence on Thursday, 18 February, 2021. HealthTimes Reporter The announcement also come at the back of revelations that there is now a 61% dominance of the new South African variant of the COVID-19 virus which spreads faster and has a higher fatality rate. This was revealed following   results of the genomic sequencing recently conducted indicate that the type of COVID-19 virus that the nation had in 2020 has receded.…

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