Covid 19

List of Articles from Bloggers about The Covid 19 Pandemic

How the pandemic exposed the hypocrisy of Kenyan politicians

Daniel Ominde | 2021-01-09 | danielominde.co.ke

On the steps of Harambee House in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe was reminding Kenyans every day how deadly this virus was. His “if you continue to behave normally, this disease will treat us abnormally” statement became a house-hold phrase. On the other hand, the political class to which he belonged to were doing just that – behaving normally. They saw government directives on gatherings as mere suggestions, or rules that did not apply to their elite class.

How the pandemic exposed the hypocrisy of Kenyan politicians

Daniel Ominde | 2021-02-09 | danielominde.co.ke

On the steps of Harambee House in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe was reminding Kenyans every day how deadly this virus was. His “if you continue to behave normally, this disease will treat us abnormally” statement became a house-hold phrase. On the other hand, the political class to which he belonged to were doing just that – behaving normally. They saw government directives on gatherings as mere suggestions, or rules that did not apply to their elite class.

How “fake news” is slowing the fight against Covid-19

Daniel Ominde | 2021-01-26 | danielominde.co.ke

The deadly and hidden spread of Covid-19 misinformation on social media has hampered governments’ response to the pandemic across the world. Platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp have been extensively used to spread falsehood which ranges from conspiracy theories to inaccurate information about prevention methods and cures.

Counting the cost of the pandemic

Daniel Ominde | 2021-01-18 | danielominde.co.ke

It is almost a year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Kenya. In the few days preceding that announcement, the government put in place measures aimed at ensuring that the country was prepared enough to deal with the pandemic. Perhaps the most important was the establishment of the National Emergency Response Committee through an executive order issued on 28th February, some 15 days before we would record our first case.

On Grief

mwende | 2021-02-04 | www.mwendengao.com

Grief is universal. All of us at some point must encounter it. Grief is also very personal. There’s no correct way to grieve. Though there are a plethora of books and motivational speakers that try to give us tips and tricks for it.

The Social Behaviour Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kenyans

mwende | 2021-01-19 | www.mwendengao.com

A global pandemic isn’t something that happens every day. The COVID-19 pandemic caught all of us by surprise and because it was so unprecedented, we all have had to make big changes in our lives. There has definitely been an effect on the social behaviour of Kenyans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Covid-19 Has Affected Learning in Kenya

mwende | 2021-01-22 | www.mwendengao.com

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. I have probably used the word unprecedented more times over the past year than I have in my entire life, but that is the aptest description of this global pandemic.

A reminder of the healthcare guidelines for COVID-19

Odipo Riaga | 2021-02-10 | chetenet.com

The healthcare guidelines meant to suppress the spread of COVID-19 as issued by World Health Organization and other health governing bodies including the CDC of the United States, European CDC, Africa’s CDC and nations’ health ministries including the Ministry of Health of Kenya are guidelines that all of us have become accustomed to, and most probably no longer take seriously.

Job losses due to COVID-19

Enock Bett | 2021-01-22 | chetenet.com

The coronavirus pandemic has without doubt disrupted the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. As the pandemic continues to put significant pressure on health systems all around the world, drastic measures established to contain its spread are also creating serious impediments to economic activities, consequently affecting millions of livelihoods. While the government’s various measures to curb the spread of the virus, such as limiting movement in places with reported cases; closure of public spaces with high human traffic, such as schools and public events; dusk-to-dawn curfews; and enforcing social distancing were timely, the effects on the livelihoods of Kenyans won’t go unnoticed.

How COVID-19 has impacted the Kenyan Economy

Odipo Riaga | 2021-01-18 | chetenet.com

A pandemic cannot visit a society without it having nothing but negative consequences on the economy. As we still live within the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to examine some of the devastating impacts the virus has had on Kenya’s economy since March of 2020. Hopefully though, these consequences will be over and done with before mid of 2021 given some of the positive news on vaccines we started 2021 with.