COVID-19

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    Bulawayo Polytechnic principal succumbs to Covid-19

    BULAWAYO Polytechnic principal, Engineer Gilbert Mabasa has died. Eng Mabasa reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 related complications on Friday. He has been at the helm of the higher learning institution since 2014. According to sources from the institution, Eng Mabasa succumbed to the pandemic on Friday evening. He has been admitted at a local hospital since 6 August after testing positive…

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  • Health

    Zimbabwe leads on Covid-19 vaccination

    By Dr Masimba Mavaza While the rapid development of vaccines against COVID‑19 is an extraordinary achievement, successfully vaccinating the global population presents many challenges, from production to distribution, deployment, and importantly, acceptance. Trust in the vaccines is vital, and is critically dependant on the ability of governments to communicate the benefits of vaccination, and to deliver the vaccines safely and…

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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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