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MKU becomes the First University to Acquire COVID-19 Testing Machine

By: Sumaya Hussein ( Thumbnail photo courtesy of Mount Kenya University has become the first university in the country to purchase a Real-Time PCR machine that will be used for detecting COVID-19. The machine, acquired at Ksh15 million, is set to arrive in days from China through TBC biotechnology corporation. “Ours is a commitment […]

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Daystar Ramps Up Covid Protocols Ahead of Physical classes

By: Sumaya Hussein ( Daystar University campuses have improved on Covid-19 protocols previously set up in the school, in preparation for physical classes of the January 2021 semester. Measures taken include setting up isolation rooms in both campuses, remarking classrooms and public places for social distancing, setting up temperature checks, handwashing and sanitization stations. “We

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The UK Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine

By: Sumaya Hussein ( Thumbnail photo courtesy of The Times. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved by the UK medicines regulator, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA). This makes it the second vaccine to be approved in the UK after Pfizer. The approval by the body of the came after weeks of examining trial

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FDA Authorizes Moderna Vaccine for Emergency Use in the US

By: Sumaya Hussein ( Thumbnail photo courtesy of Reuters The Food and drug Administration (FDA) authorized the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna, which joins the Pfizer-BioNTech as the second vaccine available for use in the US. The announcement on Friday came a day after a committee of outside experts endorsed the use of the Moderna

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Kenya orders 24M doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

By: Sumaya Hussein ( Thumbnail photo courtesy of reuters Kenya has joined other countries in securing Covid-19 vaccines and has ordered 24 million doses from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. This is enough to cover 20% of the country’s population.Acting director-general of health, Dr Patrick Amoth said that each dose will be about $3 (Sh320) and


FDA to approve Moderna Vaccine in the US

By: Sumaya Hussein ( Thumbnail photo courtesy of Getty Images Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say that Moderna’s vaccine is safe and 95% effective, clearing the way for US emergency authorization. This comes one day after Americans across the country began receiving doses of the Pfizer vaccine.Once approved by the FDA vaccine panel, Moderna will

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