Working Together Against Corona

Using digital storytelling strategies to mitigate the negative impact of the fake news and misinformation via conflict-sensitive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that prevents further deterioration of social cohesion in Nigeria.

The content will track rumours and misinformation related to COVID to ensure responsive action for rumor mitigation.

The project is funded by the European Union and Implemented Search for Common Ground.

CovidCast

Covid-19 Vaccine: Too Fast Or Too Slow?

In late 2019, the Coronavirus was isolated. According to Wikipedia, its genetic sequence was published on 11 January 2020, triggering an urgent international response to prepare for an outbreak and hasten development of a preventive COVID-19 vaccine.

Creating a vaccine in under 1 year is no small feat. While the coronavirus pandemic made a new normal of mask-wearing and physical distancing, it also spurred global cooperation for vaccine research and distribution.

However, a vaccine is only effective if people are willing to receive it. With rapid research development, some may be concerned that the vaccine was rushed, and with these concerns comes vaccine hesitancy.

In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Solomon Cholom, a Medical Laboratory Scientist to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine development – how vaccines were rapidly made without compromising safety.

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Governor Lalong Receiving Covid19 Vaccine

After receiving the allocated doses for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for Plateau state on Monday, Governor Simon Lalong, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, the Governor’s wife, Regina

How Vaccines Are Tested For Safety

Vaccines reduce the risk of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defenses to build protection. Scientists have been developing safe vaccines for

Managing Covid-19 Infodemic & Fake News On Social Media

Coronavirus is not the first pandemic in the history of this planet but it happens to be the first in the age of social media.

Break down of rumours relating to exaggeration of the virus(%)

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Covid is inevitable
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