Can dexamethasone cure COVID-19?

This week the UK announced that an anti-inflammatory drug called dexamethasone has proven to be significantly effective in treating seriously ill COVID -19 patients. This comes as several research teams continue burning the midnight oil to get a cure for the pandemic. In their research, they found that dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available steroid, […]

Cyrus Oguna

The COVID 19 vaccine is still 1 or 2 years away, says the government

The Kenya government spokesman Mr. Cyrus Oguna on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, said despite that the best efforts by global health researchers, we may still have wait for one or two years to get a safe COVID 19 vaccine. Most research companies have committed to crack their heads and deliver a safe vaccine by 2021 […]

COVID 19, treat victims with dignity

A warthog is endowed with a speed that can easily outsprint its predators. It, however, suffers from a condition experts call pathological amnesia. That means the poor creature may take off at high speed to escape from a say hungry lion, only to forget mid-flight, slow down and start pondering about its next meal. That […]

Origin of covid19

A brief history of global pandemics leading to the coronavirus disease

Currently, the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which emerged from China around December 2019 is nearly in all the countries globally. So far over 500,000 deaths have been attributed to the virus worldwide. The coronavirus disease is, however, not the first pandemic to be encountered especially in European Countries. The world has also dealt with several epidemics […]

Lupe Hernandez, inventor of the hand sanitizer

Lupe Hernandez, a registered nurse in Bakersfield, California, invented hand sanitizers in 1966. By that time, ethanol (a form of alcohol) was the preferred skin antiseptic in hospitals. As Lupe continued with her studies as a nurse, she discovered that cleaning alcohol can be delivered via a gel so that cleaning could occur without using […]

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Two more coronaviruses identified in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 15, 2014 confirmed two more cases of the raging coronavirus in Kenya. The president said the confirmations are as a result of the tests done on 27 people who came in close contact with the first patient in the country. Accordingly, the two patients were quarantined in Kenyatta Hospital’s isolation […]

Coronavirus in Kenya

Coronavirus first case confirmed in Kenya.

Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Friday, March 13th, 2020, confirmed Kenya’s first coronavirus case. The patient is a female student who jetted in from the US via London. Mr. Kagwe said that the patient in a stable condition as their temperature had gone down. The CS has asked Kenyans not to panic as the […]