Africa secures 400 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses

The AstraZeneca vaccine is the cheapest option and one of the best-suited to African health systems as it does not require storage at ultra-low temperatures like the vaccine from Pfizer…

Liverpool end barren run as Tottenham lose Harry Kane to injury

Liverpool ended a five-game winless run in the Premier League to move back into the top four with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Thursday as Spurs also lost Harry…

First known U.S. cases of South Africa-detected variant found in South Carolina

A coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has been detected for the first time in the United States in two South Carolina patients, health officials said on Thursday. Medical…

Bernie Sanders’ meme merchandise makes a mint

Fashion enforcement authorities might still be upset, but the vogue-violating, mittens-donning Bernie Sanders is making a mint!  Remember the ultra-social distancing Vermont Senator from President Joe Biden’s inauguration whose appearance…

UN chief receives COVID-19 vaccine in New York

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, according to a report published on the UN official website. The UN chief said…

IOC chief Bach calls Beijing 2022 preparations ‘a miracle’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Thursday hailed the preparation work of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as a “miracle.” “It’s almost a miracle,” said Bach via a…

Germany first EU country to use antibody ‘cocktails’ to fight COVID-19

Germany will become the first EU country to use antibody cocktails to fight COVID-19.   Two hundred thousand “monoclonal antibody therapies” developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly and Regeneron…

North America’s largest cemetery struggles to cope with COVID deaths

Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier, California, may be the biggest cemetery in North America but the 1 400-acre park is struggling to cope with the number of…

Oil prices fall for second session

Oil prices slipped for a second straight session on Monday as renewed COVID-19 lockdowns raised fresh concerns about global fuel demand. Brent crude futures for March fell 15 cents, or…

Explaining the COVID-19 variants – the dangers and the solutions

From South Africa and Brazil to the UK, new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are regularly being discovered, coinciding with an accelerating international vaccination program.  Although this is a normal…