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South Africa taking part in trial of coronavirus vaccine

South Africa is taking part in Africa's first human trials aimed at producing a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, which continues to surge in the country.Oxford University, in conjunction with South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, announced Wednesday...

Scientist hunt for Covid-19 hotspots to test vaccine, may head to Africa and South America

Scientists in Europe and the United States say the relative success of draconian lockdown and social distancing policies in some areas and countries means virus transmission rates may be at such low levels that there is not enough disease...

Echo of Bill Gates conspiracy theories reverberate across Africa

As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician's online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation.While Gates's vaccine programmes...

Gates Foundation calls for global cooperation on vaccine for 7 billion people

The wealthy Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called Wednesday for global cooperation to ready COVID-19 vaccines for seven billion people, while offering $150 million toward developing therapeutics and treatments for the virus.While it is likely to take as many...

Tuberculosis vaccine being touted as possible answer to Covid-19

Countries that have a widespread vaccination programme involving the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) jab have a coronavirus death rate almost six times lower than nations that do not use it, a study reveals.The BCG vaccine was invented a century ago...

French embassy in SA ‘deeply shocked’ on proposal to test vaccine on poor Africans

The French embassy in South Africa has expressed shock about a proposal by two top French doctors that Africa should become a giant laboratory for coronavirus vaccines testing because the continent lacks the resources to defend against the infections.In...

Bill Gates confident coronavirus vaccine will work in Africa, but Africans on Twitter not having it

Talks to have a potential vaccine for Covid-19 tested in Africa, because the number of infected people is not as high as other countries like Italy, have been met with much resistance from people across the continent.On Saturday South...

Drogba and Eto’o slam French doctors ‘Covid-19 vaccine test trials on Africans’

Two African football legends have condemned comments by two French doctors who recently suggested, in a TV discussion about medical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine, that they be used on Africans first.Didier Drodga said that the suggestion was taking...
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