KENYA: Happy ending for the hospital bed makers

April 2021 theStar; When Mungai Gathogo, 26, and Joseph Muhinja, 35, started making standard hospital beds in their workshop, they knew hospitals were stretched to capacity and were sure to buy a few pieces. They did not expect to sell a massive number all at once and certainly, they did …

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USA: How well are COVID vaccines working in Americans who got them? CDC reveals new data

March 2021 YahooNews; New research provides “strong evidence” that the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines are capable of preventing infections — both those that cause symptoms and those that don’t — in real-world conditions, that is, outside the controlled laboratory settings where the initial clinical trials took place. The study, …

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USA: Newly confirmed surgeon general to focus on COVID, opioids

The Senate confirmed a soft-spoken physician as President Joe Biden’s surgeon general Tuesday. While Dr. Vivek Murthy says ending the coronavirus pandemic is his top priority, he’s also raised concerns over a relapsing opioid overdose crisis. The vote on Murthy was 57-43, giving him bipartisan support. Biden’s coronavirus response can …

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