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COVID lab-leak theory: ‘rare’ genetic sequence doesn’t mean the virus was engineered

The theory that the COVID-19 pandemic was triggered by the Sars-CoV-2 virus being leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China was recently given new life following an explosive article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in which the authors claimed: “the most compelling reason to favour the lab leak hypothesis is firmly based in science”. But does the science really support the claim that the virus was engineered in a laboratory?

Opinion: '534 kids dead....and their blood was red' by Dr Adoma Dwomo-Fokuo Odame

Dear Group of Honourable Members of Parliament (G-275),

It’s about four weeks since one Honourable was sad, angry and pissed because he experienced a fraction of what we go through every single day of our life working in Child health in Ghana. Since then I have watched some of you talking in the media along political party lines, bragging about what governments past and present have done for healthcare in Ghana.

Opinion: 'A week on: Executive day of shame' by Kofi Asante


Let me start by saying that, I am personally angry and devastated by the state of affairs and injustice in the system.

As a youth, good governance, media, and press freedom advocate, I have noticed with dismay the level of despondency among young people in the Republic of Ghana.

The National Commission on Civic Education's (NCCE) report just affirmed what some of us have warned and spoken about for years.

One hour at circle – Humour, giggles and takeways

A day before I had to pack bag and baggage to return to my base, I called the technician, whose assistance I had sought to get my laptop fixed, to enquire if I could come over to pick it up. My laptop would simply not run fast enough; not even when I was opening a Microsoft Word document. So, his technical assistance had been requested days earlier.

'Toning down on elections' by Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng

As far as voting in national elections goes, I probably am in pole position. I vote in the Manhyia South Constituency in Kumasi and my voting centre, Elizabeth Kessie Polling Station, is right outside my living room window of my home in Ashanti New Town’s Downtown.