Category: Covid 19

Moncef Slaoui | Moroccan born Warp Speed head will stay on as a consultant for President Biden


By John Tozzi | Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — Moncef Slaoui, the Moroccan-born head of Operation Warp Speed, will serve as a consultant in the Biden administration, he confirmed Wednesday. He suggested it would be a less active role than his current position, as the initiative’s chief adviser.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Alters Lifestyle Of Nigerians In U.S.

By News Agency of Nigeria

The Nigerian Diaspora Movement (NDM) says the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic truncated the annual social lifestyles for many Nigerians in the U.S. in 2020. The Chairman of NDM, Prof. Apollos Nwauwa, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) .

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Lost to COVID-19 | Ghanaian-born University of Akron professor hosted international students at his house every Thanksgiving

By Jennifer Pignolet | Akron Beacon Journal

Baffour Takyi knew what it was like to be far from home. The University of Akron professor was from Ghana, and he still had deep roots, including extended family, in the African nation. So every Thanksgiving, he and his wife invited Akron’s international students to their house for a meal. 

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Dipo Oyeleye examines African music as pandemic response in PhD research inspired by COVID-19

By Yvonne Kim | The Capital Times | madison.com

If you have been on Instagram or TikTok this year, you have likely heard some rendition of “Bored in the House,” the pandemic anthem for videos documenting people’s cabin fever or stuck-at-home activities. You also may have heard the musical mashup “Coronavirus” by DJ iMarkkeyz, inspired by rapper Cardi B freaking out over the virus in early March. But while there have been some songs here and there, Dipo Oyeleye, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said European and American music have largely been devoid of COVID-19 topics.

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Moncef Slaoui | Moroccan- American Vaccine czar says 20 Million Could Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in December

By Morgan Hekking  Morocco world News

Moncef Slaoui, the Moroccan scientist leading the US COVID-19 vaccine development team, said  that 20 million Americans could be vaccinated by the end of December. The chief advisor to Operation Warp Speed added that after December, between 25 million and 30 million people in the US could receive vaccines for COVID-19 each month.

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Ghanaian-Americans Demand Policymakers to Approve Critical Coronavirus Relief for Americans

By PR.com | Benzinga

Washington, DC, Ghana Diaspora Public Affairs Collective (GHPAC) extends the following statement regarding the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (“HEROES Act”):

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Stella Immaneul says CNN has helped her ministry grow in revealing interview-Video

Stella Immaneul, the Cameroonian-American doctor sheds more light on her beliefs in the efficacy Hydroxl Chloroquine in the treatment of Covid 19, her religious beliefs in Incubus and Sacubus and other issues.

Stella Immanuel | Cameroonian joins American Frontline doctors to advocate hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid 19

CORRECTION: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE HAD STATED THAT STELLA IMMANUEL IS NIGERIAN. WE HAVE SINCE DETERMINED THAT SHE WAS BORN IN CAMEROON BUT HAD HER MEDICAL TRAINING IN NIGERIA BEFORE EMIGRATING TO AMERICA.

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Cameroonian-born doctor, Stella Immanuel has made an impassioned plea advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid 19. A video of her arguments in support of the controversial treatment has gone viral and has been viewed over 13 million times on Facebook and YouTube, but both platforms have taken down the video. Regardless, the video is being shared relentlessly on WhatsApp, Twitter, Messenger and other messaging platforms.

By Caroline Warnock  | Heavy.com

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How a Somali community took on a Minnesota meatpacking plant to contain a Covid-19 outbreak

By Chidinma Irene Nwoye | Quartz Africa

Six years ago, then 27-year-old Nimo Ibrahim started her new job deboning chickens at Pilgrim’s Pride in Cold Spring, Minnesota. For the young Somali refugee and single mother of three, the job was a lifeline as she had no other skills.

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Ilhan Omar’s Father Dies From Complications of Covid-19

By Christine Hauser | The New York Times

Representative Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, said late Monday that her father had died from complications of Covid-19.

“It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed,” she said on Twitter. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him.”

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