Health

COVID-19 vaccination: Sammy Gyamfi’s use of WHO’s data on side effects misleading

On Wednesday, December 15, the National Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, made a tweet to back his opposition to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. His tweet suggested that after taking...

The Omicron variant has been named “variant of concern”, but what does that mean?

So far, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled five major variants as “variants of concern”, with the latest being the Omicron variant which has been detected in South Africa. The “variant of concern” is...

Ghana’s new COVID-19 protocols for international travels – Here’s what you need to know

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced new guidelines for international travellers amidst the surge in Covid-19 cases as a result of the newly discovered Omicron variant. The new travel guidelines were made known through...

The Omicron variant: what scientists know so far

The world was still recovering from the devasting effects of COVID-19 Delta variant when news of a new, much more powerful and potentially dangerous variant was announced by scientists and pathologists at Lancet Laboratories...

In Aflao, COVID-19 has killed the economy more than humans

Hajia Munira runs a restaurant in Accra New Town. It is often packed at noon. A swarm of patrons, mostly hungry workers nearby meander their way through an unplanned community and collect under her...

COVID-19: should we clean our cell phones daily?

The mobile phone has become a handy communication tool used every day. A 2018 study in America revealed that we are likely to touch our phones 96 times per day. A 2021 cell phone...

COVID-19: What experts say about the risk of infection from the Delta variant among an unvaccinated population

The Delta Variant has proven to be the most dangerous strain of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is more contagious and has stronger resistance to the available vaccines. Some people who are fully vaccinated have been hospitalised...

Can I infect my baby as a pregnant woman or breastfeeding mother when I contract COVID-19?

Questions about the novel coronavirus which has ravaged the world continue to prick the minds of many. Among others, this explainer will provide answers to whether a pregnant woman who contracts COVID-19 can infect the...

I’m not feeling well, but I’ve already been vaccinated. Should I get tested for COVID-19?

About just 2% of Africa’s 1.3 billion population is fully vaccinated. The statistics show that it will take a long time for Africa to reach herd immunity. In view of this, those who are fully...