African Nations Report Fewer Deaths from COVID Than Other Countries

African Nations Report Fewer Deaths from COVID Than Other Countries

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, several countries in Africa were praised for controlling the pandemic by implementing traditional public health strategies to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, despite having underdeveloped and fragile public heath systems. With a population of more than one billion people, the African continent appears to have been […]

Mercury Project Funds Research to Convince More People to Get COVID Shots

Mercury Project Funds Research to Convince More People to Get COVID Shots

The Mercury Project, a global consortium of researchers dedicated to “combating the impacts of mis- and disinformation on public health,” is being sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of Brooklyn, New York. SSRC announced on Aug. 23, 2022 that it will provide $7.2 million in grant funding teams doing behavioral research aimed at […]

Tanzanian Government Skeptical About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Tanzanian Government Skeptical About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

On Feb 2, 2021, Tanzania’s health minister, Dorothy Gwajima, announced that her country has no plans in place to recommend widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines in the African country.1 The announcement came a few days after Tanzania’s President John Magufuli expressed concern about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines developed and manufactured in Western […]