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  • Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

    Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

    At first, I didn’t see how dangerous the covid-19 virus was. I was seeing from TV how Chinese were suffering and I thought it would not reach us in Uganda. When wave two came in I got scared seeing our people dying.  But I felt a bit encouraged because I had gotten my first doze […]

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  • COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

    COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

    I got my first doze in May 2021, after so much persuasion from my dad. I remember he told me one morning not to come back to his home if I don’t go for vaccination. He insisted that I should bring him a card for evidence that I had been vaccinated. He also said the […]

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  • Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    My father inspired me to go for coronavirus vaccination.  At first, I was scared because some people kept saying the vaccine could kill you. And also listening to complaints people had about it. A lady in a WhatsApp group, for example, shared her experience in the hospital when her mother was vaccinated and she said […]

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  • Young adults not engaged in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    Young adults not engaged in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    Government has been advocating for mainly essential workers and those in a particular age bracket (50+) to get the vaccination. This may have made many young people to have little interests in looking for Covid19 vaccines. Within our research area, Lira, I asked some young persons and they said their parents went and for them […]

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  • Culture shouldn’t be ignored in Covid-19 vaccination

    Culture shouldn’t be ignored in Covid-19 vaccination

    Young people who went to get vaccinated in Lira City said that the rooms in which the vaccine is administered have no privacy – it’s like a hall with over 20 people and you can find men bare-chested as they unbuttoned their shirts to receive the injection on their shoulder. This is bad. The hospital […]

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  • Thank You GlobalGiving

    Thank You GlobalGiving

    “Congratulations! Your organization has been selected to receive a $1,000 microgrant from GlobalGiving. This is an unrestricted donation to your organization, so please use it any way that will help your team and community weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Miranda, Paige and the GlobalGiving Team This came through today via email and we […]

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  • Everyone should act like they are carrying the virus

    Everyone should act like they are carrying the virus

    History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu. Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the […]

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  • Coronavirus a Bigger Deal than Seasonal Flu

    Coronavirus a Bigger Deal than Seasonal Flu

    Coronavirus existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long, but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person. But here is the scary part, in just TWO WEEKS it mutated […]

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