Changing the face of COVID-19 response in Nigeria through Telemedicine
Coronavirus disease 2019, popularly known as COVID-19, has posed unprecedented changes to overall human activities. However, the implementation of technological advances has kept countries going in responding to the spread of the virus. Nigeria, amongst a few other countries in Africa, is leveraging on Telemedicine to in enhance COVID-19 case management in the country - thereby mitigating the overwhelming of the healthcare system.
COVID-19: Remedies, Red Tapes and Risks – Is Science Losing its Integrity?
Ideally, the process of developing a drug or a vaccine and certifying it for mainstream consumption usually takes years. Years of animal studies and clinical trials and data analysis, to ascertain the safety and efficacy of such a remedy. It would be both useless and unethical to approve drugs that are effective and unsafe, or safe and ineffective, or both unsafe and ineffective for public use. The ability of any drug to treat a disease is often considered in comparison to other pre-existing drugs for that disease, to a non-therapeutic substance (a kind of placebo), and to the absence of the drug (in a control group).
Specifications to make cloth masks as alternative protection against viral particles
Sunday Omeike PhD
“Any type of general mask use is likely to decrease viral exposure and infection risk on a population level,” the Netherland report concluded, while PHE advised “homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals, but it would be better than no protection.”
Can use of Shea Butter prevent you against COVID–19? Not at all
Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim PhD
Misinformation including claims on the use of Shea Butter to prevent against coronavirus could have a profound negative effect on social distancing as a preventive measure against the COVID-19, particularly, in our local communities.