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Argentina launches Covid-19 vaccinations with Russia's Sputnik V shots: govt

Argentina launches Covid-19 vaccinations with Russia's Sputnik V shots: govt


Argentina on Tuesday launched a Covid-19 vaccination campaign with the Sputnik V shots developed by Russia, the government said. The first country in the Americas to use Russian made vaccine against the pandemic.

The vaccination drive began simultaneously around the country with frontline healthcare workers given priority, Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia said. She spoke at Posadas Hospital in Buenos Aires, where a doctor named Flavia Loiacono became the first in the country to get a Covid shot.


Argentina is now the fourth country in Latin American to launch a vaccination campaign, after Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile. "We are going to have to keep taking care of ourselves. It will take a few months for the vaccine to have a widespread effect," the minister said.

A first shipment of 300,000 doses of the Russian product arrived here on Christmas Eve. It requires people to get two shots.

Another 19.7 million doses are supposed to be delivered in January and February. Argentina has also signed an agreement to obtain doses of the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and is negotiating with Pfizer-BioNTech.


The pandemic has killed nearly 43,000 people in Argentina.

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Argentina on Tuesday launched a Covid-19 vaccination campaign with the Sputnik V shots developed by Russia, the government said. The first country in the Americas to use Russian made vaccine against the pandemic.

The vaccination drive began simultaneously around the country with frontline healthcare workers given priority, Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia said. She spoke at Posadas Hospital in Buenos Aires, where a doctor named Flavia Loiacono became the first in the country to get a Covid shot.


Argentina is now the fourth country in Latin American to launch a vaccination campaign, after Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile. "We are going to have to keep taking care of ourselves. It will take a few months for the vaccine to have a widespread effect," the minister said.

A first shipment of 300,000 doses of the Russian product arrived here on Christmas Eve. It requires people to get two shots.

Another 19.7 million doses are supposed to be delivered in January and February. Argentina has also signed an agreement to obtain doses of the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and is negotiating with Pfizer-BioNTech.


The pandemic has killed nearly 43,000 people in Argentina.

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AFP

Criminals Everywhere: Makinde led Oyo State Government Diverted Palliatives for party's members

Criminals Everywhere: Makinde led Oyo State Government Diverted Palliatives for party's members


Governor Seyi Makinde led Oyo state Government and Political Party leaders have DIVERTED the PALLIATIVES meant for Nigerians to celebrate the Christmas Festival in the state. 


They denied citizens access to where the PALLIATIVES were kept but shared the same to their party leaders and loyalists.


The agitations from concerned citizens are: This is WICKEDNESS.  SEYI MAKINDE SHAME ON YOU! @seyi_amakinde is this right? We demand the immediate distribution of the palliatives to the right people , failure to punish these criminals will mean you are in support of this broad daylight robbery. Enough is Enough!


The truth about the leadership at all levels of governments in Nigeria is that they are all criminals defrauding Nigerians at every given opportunity.


The APC/ PDP leadership are common enemies of the Nigerians and Nigerian state that must be abrogated by any means possible.


In a related development, a set of Hilux were captured in a video at the Oyo State Secretariat transferring COVID-19 palliatives meant to be shared with citizens to an unknown site.


In a video going viral on social media, some men were seen offloading the warehouse to the Hilux.


The video was a confirmation that just like APC leaders and governors, Makinde led administration also kept the palliatives while thousands of citizens go to bed hungry daily.



Governor Seyi Makinde led Oyo state Government and Political Party leaders have DIVERTED the PALLIATIVES meant for Nigerians to celebrate the Christmas Festival in the state. 


They denied citizens access to where the PALLIATIVES were kept but shared the same to their party leaders and loyalists.


The agitations from concerned citizens are: This is WICKEDNESS.  SEYI MAKINDE SHAME ON YOU! @seyi_amakinde is this right? We demand the immediate distribution of the palliatives to the right people , failure to punish these criminals will mean you are in support of this broad daylight robbery. Enough is Enough!


The truth about the leadership at all levels of governments in Nigeria is that they are all criminals defrauding Nigerians at every given opportunity.


The APC/ PDP leadership are common enemies of the Nigerians and Nigerian state that must be abrogated by any means possible.


In a related development, a set of Hilux were captured in a video at the Oyo State Secretariat transferring COVID-19 palliatives meant to be shared with citizens to an unknown site.


In a video going viral on social media, some men were seen offloading the warehouse to the Hilux.


The video was a confirmation that just like APC leaders and governors, Makinde led administration also kept the palliatives while thousands of citizens go to bed hungry daily.


How Australia halts local COVID-19 vaccine development due to false HIV positives By Paulina Duran

How Australia halts local COVID-19 vaccine development due to false HIV positives By Paulina Duran


SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia cancelled the production of a locally made vaccine against COVID-19 after trials showed it could interfere with HIV diagnosis, with the government instead securing additional doses of rival vaccines.


Antibodies generated by the vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) and biotech firm CSL, one of four candidates contracted by the Australian government, were found to lead to some false positive HIV test results, the makers said.


While the vaccine had elicited a “robust” immune response to the novel SARS-COV-2 virus without serious adverse effects in a Phase 1 trial with 216 participants, re-engineering a fix could take another 12 months, they sai


CSL and the Australian government had together decided to stop Phase 2 and Phase 3 trial


“While this is a tough decision to take, the urgent need for a vaccine has to be everyone’s priority,” said UQ professor Paul Youn


CSL, which had a contract to produce 51 million doses of the UQ vaccine, will instead produce an extra 20 million doses of the Oxford vaccine being developed with Britain’s AstraZeneca, taking the total to 53 millio


The government said it has also secured additional doses of Novavax vaccine

s.n.g.s.d. vaccines.


SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia cancelled the production of a locally made vaccine against COVID-19 after trials showed it could interfere with HIV diagnosis, with the government instead securing additional doses of rival vaccines.


Antibodies generated by the vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) and biotech firm CSL, one of four candidates contracted by the Australian government, were found to lead to some false positive HIV test results, the makers said.


While the vaccine had elicited a “robust” immune response to the novel SARS-COV-2 virus without serious adverse effects in a Phase 1 trial with 216 participants, re-engineering a fix could take another 12 months, they sai


CSL and the Australian government had together decided to stop Phase 2 and Phase 3 trial


“While this is a tough decision to take, the urgent need for a vaccine has to be everyone’s priority,” said UQ professor Paul Youn


CSL, which had a contract to produce 51 million doses of the UQ vaccine, will instead produce an extra 20 million doses of the Oxford vaccine being developed with Britain’s AstraZeneca, taking the total to 53 millio


The government said it has also secured additional doses of Novavax vaccine

s.n.g.s.d. vaccines.

Sanwo-Olu and Demolition Of 5,000 Shops In Lagos, further demostration of their wickedness

Sanwo-Olu and Demolition Of 5,000 Shops In Lagos, further demostration of their wickedness


According to a report by SaharaReporters, early this week, traders and other stakeholders at the busy Oyinlola market, FESTAC Town, Lagos State, are presently counting their losses following the demolition of the market on Saturday.


Whatever evil that the APC administration at all levels are hellbent undertaking and doing for their selfish arrogancy in the face of hardship and misgovernance that the country has been undergoing since the inspection of the ruling party in the country will only be the further demostration of their wickedness which are no longer knew to the populace.


Teports confirmed that the security operatives, who were present during the demolition, fired gunshots to scare the people away as hoodlums also used the opportunity to cart away millions of goods from the traumatised traders. The demolition, according to the traders, was unexpected as there was no prior notice to that effect.


However, the local government authorities stated that the demolition was carried out due to the structural defects of the buildings.


A shop owner told SaharaReporters that the reason claimed by the LGA was false and baseless as the shops were in good standing. 


She said, "I was shocked when I heard of the demolition. l heard them saying that they demolished them because of the structural defects of the building; there was nothing like that. Who carried out the test as to whether the shops were in good condition or not? People didn't know it was going to happen. If not, we would have taken pictures of their shops before the demolition. For how many years have those shops been there and there was never for once a building collapse?" 


She added that the government ought to carry the traders along, considering the peculiarity of the bad economy at this period.


Another victim, who leased out her shop to a woman and mother of 11 children, who paid N40,000 yearly, said the business had since stopped and the children were without reasonable care.


"This woman wanted to pay her rent to me recently, but I asked her to hold on still. Thank God I had not collected the money from her. She fainted while the demolition was going on. So many other people make their livelihood from this same market. 


"Some of the traders stocked their Christmas goods recently. You know what the country is; they had to get loans so they could stock and sell; school fee is there, the rent too," she lamented.


SaharaReporters gathered that while the demolition was going on, some thugs came and made away with people's goods.


The solicitor for the traders, Ike Onyefulu, in an interview, said he was disappointed in the local government authorities for demolishing the shops without prior notice.


He said, "There are laws in Nigeria. There are extant laws, but the problem is the enforcement of those laws by people. The urban and regional town planning law of Lagos State made specific provisions for any demolition of property either private or public but this is not adhered to.


"No matter what you have as the reason for the demolition of a market, not only law; common sense should tell you to give people notice to move their property, paste it so that people will know that they are using the property at their own risk. That is how things should be done. They should have given notice even if it is for seven days, but that was not done."


Onyefulu also confirmed that police officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army were present at the site with guns, thereby causing confusion that allowed the hoodlums to have a field day on people's property.


"The police and the army were there with their AK-47 rifles, shooting into the air so that people were more traumatised and confused. Some people had travelled for the weekend; they were not around. Some that didn't travel were in their houses. It was a Saturday and those that were even in the shops, it took them by surprise that they were not able to save their goods.


"How do we account for the property worth billions of naira that was looted there, when there were over 5,000 shop owners? This is coming at a time that people are yet to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and the EndSARS protest."


Onyefulu said he had written letters to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the council chairman, and the FESTAC Residents Association since three weeks ago, but he has yet to get a reply.


"How would the state governor give such order as some of the people are claiming? Our letter was delivered. I want to believe the governor is not aware of this madness. In Lagos State, if a landlord wants a tenant to leave, the law says he has to give the tenant notice to quit and if that one refuses to go, you have to go to court to obtain the order but that didn't happen in our case," he explained.


When contacted by SaharaReporters, the LGA Chairman, Valentine Buraimoh, said he had consulted with the stakeholders and there was no way the traders would say they were not aware. 


He promised that another market would be built within the next three months and "the original allottees would be given utmost priority."




According to a report by SaharaReporters, early this week, traders and other stakeholders at the busy Oyinlola market, FESTAC Town, Lagos State, are presently counting their losses following the demolition of the market on Saturday.


Whatever evil that the APC administration at all levels are hellbent undertaking and doing for their selfish arrogancy in the face of hardship and misgovernance that the country has been undergoing since the inspection of the ruling party in the country will only be the further demostration of their wickedness which are no longer knew to the populace.


Teports confirmed that the security operatives, who were present during the demolition, fired gunshots to scare the people away as hoodlums also used the opportunity to cart away millions of goods from the traumatised traders. The demolition, according to the traders, was unexpected as there was no prior notice to that effect.


However, the local government authorities stated that the demolition was carried out due to the structural defects of the buildings.


A shop owner told SaharaReporters that the reason claimed by the LGA was false and baseless as the shops were in good standing. 


She said, "I was shocked when I heard of the demolition. l heard them saying that they demolished them because of the structural defects of the building; there was nothing like that. Who carried out the test as to whether the shops were in good condition or not? People didn't know it was going to happen. If not, we would have taken pictures of their shops before the demolition. For how many years have those shops been there and there was never for once a building collapse?" 


She added that the government ought to carry the traders along, considering the peculiarity of the bad economy at this period.


Another victim, who leased out her shop to a woman and mother of 11 children, who paid N40,000 yearly, said the business had since stopped and the children were without reasonable care.


"This woman wanted to pay her rent to me recently, but I asked her to hold on still. Thank God I had not collected the money from her. She fainted while the demolition was going on. So many other people make their livelihood from this same market. 


"Some of the traders stocked their Christmas goods recently. You know what the country is; they had to get loans so they could stock and sell; school fee is there, the rent too," she lamented.


SaharaReporters gathered that while the demolition was going on, some thugs came and made away with people's goods.


The solicitor for the traders, Ike Onyefulu, in an interview, said he was disappointed in the local government authorities for demolishing the shops without prior notice.


He said, "There are laws in Nigeria. There are extant laws, but the problem is the enforcement of those laws by people. The urban and regional town planning law of Lagos State made specific provisions for any demolition of property either private or public but this is not adhered to.


"No matter what you have as the reason for the demolition of a market, not only law; common sense should tell you to give people notice to move their property, paste it so that people will know that they are using the property at their own risk. That is how things should be done. They should have given notice even if it is for seven days, but that was not done."


Onyefulu also confirmed that police officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army were present at the site with guns, thereby causing confusion that allowed the hoodlums to have a field day on people's property.


"The police and the army were there with their AK-47 rifles, shooting into the air so that people were more traumatised and confused. Some people had travelled for the weekend; they were not around. Some that didn't travel were in their houses. It was a Saturday and those that were even in the shops, it took them by surprise that they were not able to save their goods.


"How do we account for the property worth billions of naira that was looted there, when there were over 5,000 shop owners? This is coming at a time that people are yet to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and the EndSARS protest."


Onyefulu said he had written letters to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the council chairman, and the FESTAC Residents Association since three weeks ago, but he has yet to get a reply.


"How would the state governor give such order as some of the people are claiming? Our letter was delivered. I want to believe the governor is not aware of this madness. In Lagos State, if a landlord wants a tenant to leave, the law says he has to give the tenant notice to quit and if that one refuses to go, you have to go to court to obtain the order but that didn't happen in our case," he explained.


When contacted by SaharaReporters, the LGA Chairman, Valentine Buraimoh, said he had consulted with the stakeholders and there was no way the traders would say they were not aware. 


He promised that another market would be built within the next three months and "the original allottees would be given utmost priority."



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