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  • Science & Tech

    New study shows vaccine protect fades after four months

    PROTECTION against Covid-19 offered by two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines begins to fade within six months, underscoring the need for booster shots, according to researchers in Britain. After five to six months, the effectiveness of the Pfizer jab at preventing infection in the month after the second dose fell from 88% to 74%, an analysis of…

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  • Africa & World

    Botswana runs short of second dose Covid-19 vaccine

     Botswana is experiencing a shortage of the second dose of AstraZeneca due to a delay in the arrival of the vaccine, the ministry of health and wellness has said on Friday. “The ministry was expecting the AstraZeneca vaccine consignment procured through the Covax facility, by the last week of June 2021. Owing to high global demand for Covax-19 vaccines, which…

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  • Africa & World

    Botswana probes deaths of two people who took AstraZeneca doses

    BOTSWANA is investigating the deaths of two among thousands of people who had been given doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to see if there is any link, the health ministry said.The southern African country has so far administered about 31 000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the only vaccine it has started rolling out.India donated 30 000 doses of the…

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