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Why vaccine side effects might be more common in people who’ve already had COVID-19

Minor side effects are a normal sign that the immune system is mounting a protective response following vaccination, although they aren’t universal. COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  |  Linda Geddes |  Tens of millions of people have already been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, and in the coming months, hundreds of millions more will follow. …

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Development partners call for equal access to Covid-19 vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Development Partners have called for equity in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The partners note that underdeveloped countries should not be made to wait longer for the vaccines.  They argue that access to the Coronavirus Vaccine is a human rights issue and without the …

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Caretakers of sicklers decry high price of hydroxyurea

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Caretakers of sickle cell anemia patients in Gulu district have decried what they call the prohibitive price of hydroxyurea, a drug believed to greatly reduce painful episodes in people with sickle cell. Sickle cell is an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood cells to form …

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