Friday, July 30, 2021

Hepatitis versus COVID-19 in Nigeria - Dia is God o!

 As usual, Nigeria dutifully joined the entire world to mark the World Hepatitis Day on Wednesday 28th July.  A day earlier, Mojeed Alabi and his team at Premium Times sought to get information from the Federal Ministry of Health, concerning Hepatitis.  This was how the PREMIUM TIMES reported their experience: 

The spokesperson of the federal ministry of health, Olusegun Adesola, simply told our reporter on the phone that he did not know who to recommend for the requested interaction.

He said; “I don’t know anyone that can speak on hepatitis for the ministry.”

The same publication went on to quote Health Minister Osagie Ehanire as  estimating “that about 20 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B and C.  

That in the language of COVID-19,  is 20 million “cases” of the hepatitis virus.  Yet not one officer to man a hepatitis desk at the Federal Ministry of Health, even on World Hepatitis Day!

Meanwhile, about the same time, the great “Pandemic” COVID-19 with officially confirmed  all-time 172,821  “cases” (out of which 165,000 had fully recovered)  was getting fresh  36 billion naira to fight it in the same country! How long will this charade continue?

PS: We muse on the millions of Europeans that have been pouring out unto the streets to fight for their freedom, which is being snatched away with the introduction of the notorious Health Passes/Passports schemes.  Interestingly, the mainstream media remained virtually muted on the momentous proceedings! We’ll see how it works out.

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