In the hope that we will all at one point in the near future have access to the coronavirus vaccine, let us learn today how the vaccine works.
The science behind vaccines is basically introducing small amounts of pathogens into the body so that the body’s immune system can learn how to fight them in case of future infection.
in the case of coronavirus, the different vaccine programs involve injecting some material from the virus (such as proteins), or a weakened version of the virus to the body so that once you manage to fight off these substances, the body retains memory of how to counter the actual infection.
Most of the available vaccines require two injection phases to maximize on protection.
This also explains why some persons who have recovered from COVID-19 have shown resistance to re-infection; because their protective cells have learnt how to deal with this particular virus.
Now you are in the know.
Remember, though, that this is the very first time coronavirus vaccines are being used, so effectiveness has not yet been confirmed.
It would be wise to keep doing our part (social distancing, maintaining high levels of hygiene, and wearing masks) as we wait for scientists to do theirs.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Details Emerge on the Current Relationship Between Uhuru and Raila After Betrayal Claims by Orengo
The building bridges initiative (BBI) that was initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has successfully birthed a constitutional moment that is being spearheaded by various top politicians.
However, a few days ago, a host of top allies of Raila Odinga including Siaya Senator James Orengo and Rarieda member of parliament Otiende Amollo made surprise claims to the effect that top government officials were plotting on betraying Raila and installing their preferred presidential candidate in 2022.
And now, as a storm continues to hit the handshake camp over the matter, details have since emerged on the current relationship between President Uhuru and his handshake partner.
Chaos Rocks Uhuru’s 2022 Succession Plan
Confusion has rocked President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession with influential individuals close to State House pulling in different directions.
The multiple and competing interests exposed this week by bitter protests from ODM could ruin Uhuru’s succession plan and easily hand power to his adversaries, analysts say.
At least five political bigwigs are being backed by various allies of the President, triggering a vicious war about who should be annointed by the head of state next year.
Speaker Muturi was not coronated, Njuri Ncheke now says
The Njuri Ncheke Supreme Council of elders has distanced itself from the reported coronation of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Secretary-general Josphat Murangiri said on Monday that while there may be different interpretations of what happened, Muturi, who is from Mbeere, was only visiting Meru elders and no coronation happened.
“I don’t want to engage in witch hunt and rumors. Some don’t even understand what really happened. There was no coronation done to Muturi. He was brought by 200 Mbeere elders and when a son is presented to the elders, there is a way we receive them. The same way if our son has interests similar to Muturi’s,” Murangiri explained.
In the interest of peace, do you think President Uhuru Kenyatta should avoid endorsing a 2022 successor all together?