WHO says Covid pandemic is growing ‘exponentially’ at more than 4.4 million new cases a week

The World Health Organization said Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is now “growing exponentially” at more than 4.4 million new Covid-19 cases a week over the last two months. Maria Van Kerkhove, the agency’s technical lead for Covid-19, said “we’re in a critical point of the pandemic,” as some countries ease restrictions even… Continue reading WHO says Covid pandemic is growing ‘exponentially’ at more than 4.4 million new cases a week

Midnight drinkers flock to Britain’s beloved pubs as lockdown eases

The U.K. has eased its lockdown further with the reopening of non-essential shops and perhaps the most keenly-missed social hotspot — pubs — able to welcome customers to their gardens again on Monday. Hairdressers, beauty and nail salons and indoor leisure facilities such as gyms and spas are now allowed to reopen and overnight stays… Continue reading Midnight drinkers flock to Britain’s beloved pubs as lockdown eases

Resident doctors suspend strike for one month

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its 9-day old strike. The resident doctors reached the decision to end the strike at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which ended on Saturday evening, April 10. Confirming the suspension to newsmen, the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the association had… Continue reading Resident doctors suspend strike for one month

Should Colleges Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall? More Campuses Are Saying Yes

Duke University in North Carolina has announced that it will require students to have a COVID-19 vaccine when they return this fall. And the list of campuses with such policies is growing. Rutgers University in New Jersey was the first, and since then more than a dozen residential colleges have followed. Notre Dame; two Ivy… Continue reading Should Colleges Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall? More Campuses Are Saying Yes

U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

Johnson & Johnson is scaling back shipments of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine by 86% next week as it grapples with manufacturing issues at a major plant in Baltimore. The government has allocated only 700,000 J&J shots to states next week, down from 4.9 million the week prior, according to data from the Centers for Disease… Continue reading U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

Monkey pulls off finger of 5 year old boy after biting him while he stood near cage

A monkey pulled off a five-year-old boy’s finger off in a shocking attack at a Portuguese zoo on Friday morning, April 9. The youngster was with his family and playing by the monkey’s cage according to local reports. The monkey then bit the boy’s finger and pulled it from the rest of his hand. A… Continue reading Monkey pulls off finger of 5 year old boy after biting him while he stood near cage

Stalled At First Jab: COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Hit World’s Poorest Countries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June. COVAX, the global initiative to provide vaccines to countries lacking the… Continue reading Stalled At First Jab: COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages Hit World’s Poorest Countries

Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo flaunts her baby bump in new photos

Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo is expecting her second child. The 34-year-old actress took to her Instagram page to flaunt her baby bump in the new photos she shared. See full photos below. Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo flaunts her baby bump in new photos?Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo flaunts her baby bump in new photos?Nollywood actress, Uche… Continue reading Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo flaunts her baby bump in new photos

COVID Cases Are Surging In Michigan. Should It Get More Vaccines?

If you look at a heat map for cases of COVID-19 in the United States, Michigan stands out. Its alarming spike in cases has fueled calls to flood extra vaccine doses to the state, but the Biden administration isn’t sold on the idea. The White House said in a briefing Friday that it is offering… Continue reading COVID Cases Are Surging In Michigan. Should It Get More Vaccines?

Germany edges toward national lockdown; considers Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Germany is a step closer to nationwide lockdown Friday as Chancellor Angela Merkel moved to standardize restrictions across the different states. “The infection protection law will be amended to provide the federal state with the necessary power,” a government spokesperson said in Berlin on Friday. The update to the law is expected to be approved… Continue reading Germany edges toward national lockdown; considers Russia’s Sputnik vaccine