Patsy Nwogu

A writer focused on data journalism, health and data analytics.

UK To Close All Travel Corridors On Monday

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced all travel corridors will be closed from Monday, ending the quarantine exemption for arrivals from selected nations. The announcement comes after it was confirmed that a new variant of COVID-19, which emerged in Brazil, had been discovered in the UK. The new policy would come to effect from […]Read More

UK Health Experts Call For Tougher Lockdown and Closure Of

Health experts in the UK are calling for the government to rigidify coronavirus rules by closing nurseries as well as making masks mandatory in busy outdoor areas.  On Friday, January 8, the United Kingdom recorded its highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic with 1,325 fatalities in one day. Albeit closure of […]Read More

Is Africa Failing In The Race For Covid-19 Vaccines?

In the last quarter of 2020, African countries were signing up with the rest of the world to secure at least 220 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines for the continent as the race to find safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines kicked-off. While eight countries in Africa had agreed to self-finance their vaccine doses through the […]Read More

UK To Prioritize Police Officers For Covid-19 Vaccine in the

According to UK  Home Secretary Priti Patel, the government is looking at prioritizing police, teachers and others who are grouped as persons with high “occupational risk of coming in contact with the virus”. Meanwhile, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) for the UK has announced a meeting tomorrow to discuss which groups should […]Read More

Nigeria To Distribute Vaccine Based On Rate Of Infection

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA) of Nigeria has announced that its criterion for Covid-19 vaccination would be determined by the rate of infection in each state of the country. The announcement was made via the agency’s verified website on Saturday alongside a publication of the latest infection rates for the disease by […]Read More

Nigeria Orders Schools To Resume Amidst Increasing Number of Covid-19

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that January 18 remains the resumption date for all schools across the nation. The announcement was made by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, during a television programme. He revealed that the federal government had no plans of changing the resumption […]Read More

Infection After Covid-19 Vaccination is Possible. Here Is Why

Experts are now warning of the risk of Covid-19 infection even after the vaccine has been administered. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that during trials, the vaccines were shown to be only about 95% effective — meaning that some vaccinated people were still infected. In line with recent reports, The Centers for […]Read More

The Future Of Covid-19 Vaccination In Nigeria

A survey conducted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) between August and December 2020 showed that a predominant majority (79% average) of survey respondents in Africa would take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective. Another survey published by Medrxiv.com with approval from Global Health Focus Africa […]Read More

Nigerian Health Facilities In Turmoil Over Increasing Covid-19 Cases

The Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, disclosed this at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, January 11, 2020. In his submission, Mamora revealed that the number of confirmed cases and the number of active cases have increased, correlating the latest data by the Nigerian Centre For […]Read More

Nigeria Records 100,000 Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

The centre has reported that the nation has recorded a consistent increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the beginning of December 2020 to January 2021. New data disclosed that Nigeria reached the “100,000 cases milestone”  on the 10th of January 2021, with 100,087 confirmed cases and 1,358 deaths hence […]Read More