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A new CDC study suggests roughly 50% of people living with someone who has COVID-19 get it — usually in less than 5 days

November 2020 BusinessInsider; A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday suggests that getting the coronavirus from someone you live with can be quick and easy, no matter their age. The study, which is ongoing in over 100 households in Nashville, Tennessee and Marshfield, Wisconsin since April, found …

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Pay rise for 5,000 KNH employees on SRC nod

October 2020 BusinessDaily; The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has approved a Sh203 million new salary structure for Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), paving the way for a pay rise for over 5,000 workers. The SRC says it has finalised the special job re-evaluation for the roles at East Africa’s biggest …

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TANZANIA: NHIF Registers 4.4 Million Tanzanians

October 2020 DailyNews; ONLY 4.4 Tanzanians have enrolled with National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and thus get health services and benefits. That is a mere eight per cent of Tanzanian eligible population and the news comes as a shock in spite of the Fund drumming up for the public to …

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New Covid-19 Rapid Tests a Game Changer for Africa

October 2020 WHONews; The roll-out of new, World Health Organization (WHO) approved antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus in Africa will significantly boost testing capacity and marks a game changer in the continent’s fight against COVID-19. Many African countries have struggled to test in sufficient numbers to control …

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Chinese state-owned SinoPharm says it could produce more than 1 billion vaccine doses next year

October 2020 Yahoo; The state-owned Chinese drugmaker SinoPharm is adding enough manufacturing capacity to make one billion doses of its coronavirus vaccine next year. Production lines are being set up in China’s capital of Beijing, and in the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, said company chairman Liu …

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