I became the de facto health minister of the house, sanitising door handles and ensuring guests wore their face masks and washed their hands upon entering our home.
I was aware of the stigma associated with taking the covid test and feared our neighbours would ridicule my family if they found out that I tested positive.
On days I was restless or haunted by worry, lying on my back and humming a tune would calm my nerves.
The month of March saw an increase in vaccine rollouts or trials in preparation for mass rollout.
There's a saying that goes, ‘the bamboo that bends is better than the oak that resists'.
What started out as a straight forward project with every member of the team aware of their role based on competencies and skills, turned into a journey of possibilities.
When normalcy returns, whatever that means, there needs to be an assessment of the ways consumerism and materialism are fraying the fabric of communal ties because in trying times, it’s clear they are the columns that keep society from crumbling.
Immunization and vaccination experts from around the world outlined the current state of the world’s vaccination campaigns while addressing the urgent needs and concerns regarding public trust in the efficacy of vaccines; access and challenges.
As vaccines from COVAX begin to trickle into the continent, current doses in the hands of most African countries are sufficient to vaccinate approximately 0.8 - 0.9 percent of populations in the first quarter.
Everyone experiences dark days, and we do ourselves an injustice if we don’t seek help out of shame or cussed pride.