Opinion

Absence of geo-mapping, disease modelling and therapeutics development derail Nigerian response to Covid-19, By Prof. Malachy Ifeanyi Okeke

It is no longer news that Covid-19 is a highly contagious virus with a clinical spectrum that is probably more diverse than any other virus. Plagued with a virus that has a reproduction number, R0, of 3 and above, it not surprising that the virus has successfully spread to all…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s COVID-19 communications needs to be more inclusive, By Omorinsola Balogun

Since 27th February, when Nigeria confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, there have been varied efforts to inform and educate citizens on the disease and its prevention. At the fore of these efforts to make information available to Nigerians was the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), mainly through…
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Opinion

Communicating Covid-19 Messages, By Tajudeen Kareem

In communication theory and practice, the medium is as good as the message. The efficacy and fidelity of any message is largely influenced by the choice of the medium employed. It remains unclear and quite surprising why officials of government believe that messages on coronavirus are best communicated to Nigerians…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: COVID-19: Calling On Nigeria’s Billionaires and Religious Leaders To Step Up

We are not sufficiently afraid and it may be our undoing. Nigerians still believe that less than 60 people have the virus and are therefore not observing social distancing guidelines. If we don’t act quickly and decisively, we may all get the virus. But a holistic response will be expensive.…
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