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Torchlight Series

COVID-19 Vaccine was the Top Health News Item in 2021

From the moment the novel coronavirus was identified in January 2020 and subsequently declared a pandemic in March, the race has been on to control the outbreak. Governments around the world locked down their countries and advised on tough public health and social measures for self-protection and to protect loved ones, as well as to […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Getting COVID-19 Shots in Arms: A Vaccine Rollout in Nigeria Like Nothing Before

By Gabriel Oke and Kenni Ndili (Lead Writers) In December 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccine was issued emergency use authorisation (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This was the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, a partnership between a global leader in vaccine manufacturing and a German biotechnology company. Vaccine campaigns slowly began to take place […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck

When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine?

Prior to COVID-19, the shortest amount of time it took to develop a vaccine was for mumps and it took roughly four years. The development and testing processes for vaccines normally take many years. The rush for a COVID-19 vaccine is unprecedented in its speed. However, given the high rate at which possible vaccines drop […]