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Day: 3 September 2020

CDC Tells States to Prepare for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine by Nov. 1

CDC Tells States to Prepare for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine by Nov. 1

Coronavirus, NEWS
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told governors last week to prepare for the "large-scale" distribution of a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1, according to a letter obtained Wednesday by NBC News. In the Aug. 27 letter, the director, Dr. Robert Redfield, said the CDC had contracted with a pharmaceutical company, McKesson Corp., to potentially distribute hundreds of millions of vaccine doses to health departments and medical facilities across the country in the fall. Redfield called the effort "massive" and asked governors for their help expediting applications for distribution facilities that will be set up and operated by McKesson. "If necessary," Redfield added, the agency "asks you to consider waiving requirements that would prevent these faciliti...
NAFDAC Destroys N3.2bn Fake Products in Kano

NAFDAC Destroys N3.2bn Fake Products in Kano

NEWS
The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control says it destroyed fake drugs and counterfeit products worth N3.2 billion in Kano State in the last two years. Mr. Shaba Mohammed, the state’s Coordinator of the Agency, said this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday in Kano. Mohammed said that the illicit drugs, fake and counterfeit products were seized during various joint operations performed by the operatives from the agency and other stakeholders in the state. He said that the agency recorded significant successes in the campaign against drug abuse that had been bedevilling the state in the past 10 years. “Kano has been described, in a way that we don’t like, as the hub of drug abuse in the country. “On the list of drug abusers; Kano, for the firs