Covid19 South America 

Brazil Coronavirus Cases and Deaths: What To Know

Brazil could have the world’s highest Covid-19 death toll by July. Latin America became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in late May, largely driven by Brazil’s ballooning caseload, as the number of infections in the United States and Europe fell. In recent weeks, Brazil has reported upward of 1,000 new deaths a day from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, eclipsing the death toll in every country other than the United States. If the trend lines hold, some epidemiologists project the death toll of the epidemic in Brazil…

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Education Financial Services Government Healthcare Management 

Humanitarian ministry debunks fraud allegation over school feeding program in Nigeria

The ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has debunked insinuations that the modified home grown school feeding Program of the Federal Government is fraught with fraudulent activities as against it’s original objective. Recall that concerns were raised by stakeholders on the motive and essence of going ahead with school feeding while the children have been on forced holiday on account of the Coronavirus pandemic. Hence some Nigerians described the new effort as fraududlent as the aim of the program would be defeated if pupils should be fed at home. Responding to inquest…

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Covid19 South America 

Coronavirus: US sends 2m doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil

The US has sent two million doses of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to Brazil to use against the novel coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday. In a joint statement, the two countries said the medication will be used as a prophylactic for healthcare workers in Brazil as well as a treatment for Brazilians who have become infected. Both US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have touted the drug, which is also used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Trump himself said in mid-May that he was on…

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Covid19 North America 

Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Hundreds Of U.S. Clinical Trials To A Halt

Rene Roach fired off a quick email in late March for an update on a colorectal cancer clinical trial for which she hoped to qualify. Worried about the coronavirus, she asked, almost as an afterthought, whether the study had been put on hold because of the pandemic.The answer crushed her: It had been. “That’s when COVID-19 shut down everything,” says Roach, 50, of Germantown, Md. Roach assumed that there would be workarounds for patients like her, who have stage IV cancer. These patients often depend on clinical trials as their…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

We regret asking US billionaire for help – Nigerian government

The Nigerian Government on Thursday said it regrets demanding ventilators from a US billionaire, Elon Musk. The government has consequently withdrawn the plea made by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to help provide treatment for the Coronavirus patients within Nigeria. On Thursday, Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had, via his official Twitter handle said that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America. He had tweeted, “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. We will ship…

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