Explainers


Tracking the vaccine race

January 7, 2021
by Christine Soares and Travis Hartman
The race to create vaccines against the novel coronavirus is entering a critical stretch, with several candidates that were first out of the gate beginning to release late-stage trial data and possibly seeking early regulatory approval. Multiple “winners” are likely ...
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How hospitals pick which patient to prioritise during a surge

November 12, 2020
During a surge in the number of coronavirus patients, hospitals often have to prioritise who gets medical care first. But how do triage officers make these difficult decisions? ...
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How to count an election

November 3, 2020
2020 has the potential to be a much different election than America has seen before ...
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Something Strange is Happening to Lake Baringo

October 5, 2020
by Wakini Njogu & Patrick Gatua
Lake Baringo’s water levels have been rising over the past couple of months following heavy rainfall. Many residents have been left homeless, with businesses that once flourished now drowned slowly by the lake’s waters. Schools and hospitals, the very lifeline ...
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Policing The Virus

July 30, 2020
by Wakini Njogu
In the first weeks of Kenya’s dusk-to-dawn curfew against Coronavirus, police killed more people than the virus, and by the time we inched towards the second month marker the killings and brutality had become so brazen that President Uhuru Kenyatta ...
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Caring for a COVID 19 patient at home

July 22, 2020
Kenyan hospitals are overwhelmed and the state of the economy is not looking good. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging on, are you prepared to care for yourself or someone sick at home? ...
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How Kenyan medics are contracting COVID-19

July 22, 2020
More than 200 Kenyan health workers have contracted COVID-19. Medics want the government to do more to protect those on the frontline of fighting the disease. What needs to be done to protect these essential workers? ...
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Is Kenya Ready to Open Her Skies Again?

July 22, 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that international air travel would resume on August 1st. We wondered, has Kenya taken enough measures to ensure that the lives of it's people and that of the visitors coming in are safe? ...
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Who Created the Mask?

July 22, 2020
Have you ever wondered who created the mask and why it's important during health pandemics? 😷 Patrick Gatua explores. ...
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