Good news has been reported on the progress of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country amid rising cases in the country. This comes at a point where the country had previously relaxed its Covid-19 measures after a drop in the cases.
However, as days progressed the cases begun to rise and yesterday's figures were 1,080 people who tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 8,322 tested bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country to 69,273.
Despite the sad reports on the rising Covid-19 cases in the country, an article by the Sunday nation has established that their is still some hope over the search of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
This is because in the report it has revealed that everything on the Covid-19 vaccine trials in the country are going as expected as leaked by scientists running the study.
The report chances to be revealed at a moment where ministry of health CS Mutahi Kagwe wrote to the Sunday stating that his ministry will explore all the means available as he gave credit for the great work the scientists are doing.
Coronavirus disease started in Wuhan City in China late last year December. The deadly disease drove the Chinese crazy. The disease that has no vaccine killed thousands of people in China before spreading to the other countries of the world. According to the daily statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University more than 54 million people have been confirmed infected in the world with 1.3 million deaths from Covid-19.
SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19, and it isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. The idea of eradicating it is only theoretical. That’s something we heard time and again from experts in the field, including Dr. Anthony Fauci and World Health Organization officials. Factors like the virus’s infectivity, mutations, the unknown efficacy of vaccines, the phased rollouts of vaccines, the major logistical hurdles, the public resistance to immunization, and limited coronavirus immunity make eradication practically impossible. And if the world ever reaches that point, it will take many years until vaccines are improved and enough people get COVID-19 shots routinely. But eradication isn’t necessary in order to end the pandemic — and Şahin says the Pfizer/BioNTech drug can help the world do just that. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
“If the question is whether we can stop this pandemic with this vaccine, then my answer is: yes, because I believe that even protection only from symptomatic infections will have a dramatic effect,” Şahin told The Guardian in an interview.
The scientist said that he wasn’t sure until Monday whether the vaccine would trigger a strong enough reaction. “It was possible that the virus isn’t really targeted by the vaccine, finds its way into the cells, and continues to make people ill. We now know that vaccines can beat this virus.”
Once the full data from Pfizer’s Phase 3 trial is available, the two companies will have better results that include a final efficacy rate. Not all questions will be answered immediately, however. The companies might need up to a year to determine whether the vaccine can stop asymptomatic infections or even effectively block the infection. Şahin explained that once the virus reaches the body, it works “in more ways than one.”
Africa continues to register high cases of coronavirus infections each and every day. According to Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention more than 1.9 million people have been confirmed infected by covid-19 in Africa. Out of the total infections nearly 47,000 people have succumbed due to Covid-19. At the same time the recoveries from Covid-19 is growing each day. So far 1.64 million people have recovered. This is what is giving some hope in Africa.
This comes in as Kenya is among the African countries that have recorded higher Covid-19 cases having recorded over 69000 cases as of Saturday 14, November according to the reports by the Ministry of Health. With the current situation, the country is said to experience what has been termed as the "second wave of the pandemic" after the first one peaked on early July.
Over the past few weeks, Kenya has been recording over 1000 cases related to coronavirus with a positivity rate approximated at 10 percent. In fact, Kenya is the fourth country in Africa to record highest daily figure in the past one week after South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia.
In the records by the Worldometer, Covid-19 tracking system, Kenya stands at position 7 in Africa with 68193 cases as of Saturday, just behind South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, Tunisia, and Libya. Others like Algeria, Nigeria and Ghana complete the top-ten list of countries with highest Covid-19 cases in Africa.
As of Sunday 15, November, the top-ten countries with highest Covid-19 cases are the only countries in Africa that have managed to record cases exceeding 50000 case mark. The position 11 country which is Cameroon, has recorded 22583 cases of Covid-19 by then.
The country with least Covid-19 cases in Africa, which is Western Sahara, has a total of 10 cases ever since the start of the pandemic. Eight of the patients have recovered, one has succumbed the virus while, only one patient is still hospitalized.