Covid19 Europe 

Italy: Dozens of Teachers Sick After Receiving Coronavirus Vaccine

Dozens of Italian teachers called in sick Monday after getting inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus over the weekend in Treviso, northern Italy, local media report. Students in two area middle schools were sent home an hour earlier than usual due to insufficient teaching staff. At the Duca degli Abruzzi high school, 15 teachers out of 130 were absent, complaining of fever, malaise, and pain in the bones. In a local primary school, San Domenico Savio, two out of three teachers called in sick with similar complaints of…

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Covid19 Europe Healthcare 

Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Is Yet To Land In Nigeria – Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora

On September 4, it was reported that the COVID-19 vaccines has already landed in Nigeria. Mamora told newsmen that Nigeria’s Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission, Alexey Shebarshin visited Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health to update him on the Russian vaccine. He said; “We have not yet received the vaccine and, to the best of my knowledge, it is not yet ready. The Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission only visited us to give us an update. Many other stakeholders joined the meeting virtually. When the…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

World Bank approves $114.3m grant for Nigeria to boost COVID-19 response

The World Bank Board of Directors, on Friday, approved a $114.28 million financing package to help Nigeria effectively respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 to the country’s economy. The grant includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility to prevent, detect and respond to the threat with a specific focus on state level responses. Through the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project (CoPREP), the World Bank said the Nigerian government would provide grants to the 36 states and the Federal…

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Covid19 North America 

Congress Put the Brakes on Cuba Relief to Protect Front-Line Democrat

several House Democrats quietly killed an attempt to roll back aspects of the Trump administration’s sanctions on Cuba, which have exacerbated the economic fallout of the pandemic and hit the country with severe food and medicine shortages to protect a front-line Democrat. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill had proposed two Cuba-related amendments to the appropriations bill, aimed at alleviating the Trump administration’s efforts to strangle the country’s economy and returning to Obama-era policy. One of the measures would have prohibited officials from blocking food and medicine exports to Cuba, while the…

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Covid19 Europe 

The Challenge of Implementing Abortion Law Reform in Northern Ireland During COVID-19 | Bill of Health

As observed in the first two decades of the 21 century, abortion exceptionalism has carried through into 2020, remaining one of the most politicized issues globally. In Northern Ireland (NI), this exceptionalism is evident in landmark developments to improve access, as well as in concerns over obstructions to services. Abortion in NI was decriminalized by the U.K. government in October 2019. This achievement followed a prolonged activist campaign, court cases, an inquiry by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and an inquiry by the…

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