A COVID vaccine is coming, but is their trust in a vaccine?

Back in 2015, Liberia was among the highest-ranked countries in the world with citizens who said they think vaccines are safe, while Ethiopia was atop the list of those whose people said vaccines were important. Morocco, conversely, was among the lowest on both measures. But now, at a time when scientists are desperately seeking a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 and counting on communities to trust in the solutions they develop, a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet finds that confidence is eroded in many countries.…

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EDUCATION: College Board Creates Advanced Placement Curriculum on African Diaspora for High School Students

(Photo of high school students by AP/Jaime Henry-White via Creative Commons) Years in the making, the influential College Board is launching an ambitious national curriculum on race with an Advanced Placement (AP) program on the African diaspora, the Washington Post reports. Given AP’s current importance on high school transcripts and influence on college admissions, the program has the potential to make Black studies a college-prep offering in coming years. Black students’ scores on AP tests in recent years have remained significantly lower than those for other groups. In 2019, Black…

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Gynaecologist says menstruating in pregnancy is fallacy

Agency Reporter An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Abosede Lewu, says it is a fallacy for a woman to menstruate in pregnancy, rather what she experiences is bleeding. Lewu, Team Lead at Girls Aide Initiative and Convener, Keep All Mothers Alive (KAMA) Project, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Awka. “Women need to be aware that you can’t menstruate while pregnant. What you are experiencing is bleeding in pregnancy. “When a woman is pregnant, she no longer menstruates or observes her period.…

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Voting During The Pandemic: What You Should Know About Coronavirus And Casting Ballots

Source: Grace Cary / Getty As the most consequential election in our lifetimes approaches, it could also be the most contagious as the coronavirus remains a steady, unfortunate force to be reckoned within the United States. But there are certain health considerations that have put in place in an effort to accommodate people who want to vote in-person as well as those who prefer to cast absentee ballots — all while adhering to the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines that have shaped our existences for the better part of the past…

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Police Brutality – Open Season.

You are here: Home / News / Police Brutality – Open Season. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) I read with interest that our neighbors directly to the south, in Virginia, were experiencing an uptick in the numbers and presence of coyotes. Although dog-like in appearance, these predators threaten outside pets and other small wildlife. In rural areas, wild hogs destroy millions of dollars of commercial agriculture. Even normally non-threatening animals have become problems. Locally, Dulles Airport programs hunt for deer to reduce the potential for aircraft-deer collisions on runways! The expanding…

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