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COVID-19: The Complications of Asymptomatic Cases

There have been several debates and conflicting theories about the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and its COVID-19. Scientists still struggle with so many unanswered questions and this is especially because they are trying to unravel the virus, to decipher its features and modes of operation. Consequently, when an answer comes it …

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The Race Towards Discovering New, Effective Therapies Against Covid-19

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved four promising therapies for large-scale clinical trials across the globe against COVID-19. These four therapies were, the anti-malarial drugs, Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir, Lopinavir/Ritonavir (HIV drugs) and Interferon-beta (an immune system messenger that can cripple viruses). Over the past …

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COVID-19: A Game Changer

Even with the rising figures (of confirmed cases, as well as deaths and recoveries), the obvious grinding to a halt of world economy, the innumerable postponements and cancellations of both local and global events, and the annihilation of active social interactions, there are individuals who still think of the whole …

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How CRISPR is Changing Health Narrative

CRISPR, an emerging scientific tool allows one to edit the genome (genetic makeup) of an organism, in a bid to produce more desirable characteristics, suppress detrimental features or study genetic mutations in the organism. Although, it is still being explored for the seemingly endless possibilities it claims to offer, scientists …

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SIGHT – The Whole Story

Have you ever given a thought to how difficult (if not impossible) it would be – to identify and differentiate between colours; tell what time it is; watch your kids grow from infancy through adulthood; shed tears of toil or joy; capture the alluring sceneries of nature; give yourself that …

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We Should All Be Vegans (Contd.)

(With TOMI MAKANJUOLA – Vegan; Chef; Author; Blogger) In another tete-a-tete session with the UK-based vegan ‘cookaholic foodie’ – Tomi Makanjuola (Author of ‘The Plantain Cookbook’) – who currently doubles as a vegan chef and blogger – newer perspectives were unveiled on veganism and going vegan. ‘Tomi Makanjuola (TM) is …

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We Should All Be Vegans (Contd.)

(With BOROKINNI JOSHUA – Vegan; Author; Climate Activist) Hope you’ve been learning? How about a quick review of the key terms, ‘veganism’ and ‘vegan’ before taking a deep dive into today’s special feature? Recall: Veganism is a lifestyle that prohibits any exploitative usage of animals or their products. It promises …

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COVID-19 ALERT

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and running water or alcohol-based hand rub Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell