Daily Archives: May 22, 2020

Kenya Researchers Explore Herbal COVID-19 Cure

NAIROBI – Kenya has stepped up efforts to find a local treatment for COVID-19. The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), East Africa’s leading medical research facility, is testing the efficacy of an herbal medicine known as Zedupex. The search for both a cure and a vaccine for the coronavirus has intensified around the globe, including

Kenya Church Leader Takes Services to Worshippers Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Kenya’s ban on church services because of social distancing restrictions to slow the coronavirus pandemic, is not stopping one church leader from spreading the Gospel. The Rev. Paul Macharia from All Saints’ Cathedral in Kiambu County heads the service, dubbed “B2B” for “balcony to balcony.” Each Sunday he hits the road delivering his sermons to

Herbal Cures for COVID-19 Spreading in Tanzania Despite No Evidence They Work

DAR ES SALAAM – In Tanzania, there has been a surge of claims for herbal cures for the coronavirus. Despite endorsements by some public officials, medical experts warn that no treatments should be taken at face value until scientifically tested. At her farm on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Mwajuma Saidi collects peppers, mango

New Studies Warn of Dangers From Hydroxychloroquine, Falling Vaccination Rates

A malaria drug that U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking to avoid contracting COVID-19 has been linked to increased risk of death in patients with the disease, according to a study published in a prominent medical journal. The study, published Friday in The Lancet, monitored more than 96,000 COVID-19 hospital patients. It