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).

COVID–19: Would you become ill from a coronavirus vaccine?

Faith Obafemi


In Nigeria, reassurance of vaccine safety is critical so that many will embrace the culture of vaccination for population health.

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.

MALARIA vs. COVID-19: Commemorating the World Malaria Day in the Shadow of the COVID-19 Pandemic



It is needless to say that the advent of COVID-19 has overshadowed every other disease of humankind. Before COVID-19 came, we had HIV/AIDS, and diabetes, and cancers, and hepatitis, and malaria; we still have them. As a nation, we were even struggling to stifle the spread of Lassa fever; and we are still on it. But it doesn't seem like it. There were also bubbly researches and bursts of discoveries here and there, on these diseases that once mattered. But now, all of those, the diseases and discoveries have been assigned a role or two in the backdrop of a ravaging viral disease, which has invariably become the one-man band that has taken centre stage. Infact, the most relevant researches now, appear to be those directed towards discovering a cure or vaccine or 'something' about SARS-CoV-2 and its COVID-19. It's almost as if we forget too quickly that some of these diseases we no longer talk about would keep existing for years, or decades, long after COVID-19 is gone.

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