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Ezika Joshua Onyeka

Public Health M.Sc. student

Joshua joined Thorn Lab as a student assistant. He is a Public Health practitioner, holds a bachelor's degree in Public Health and is currently enrolled at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences for his MPH.
He has helped in implementing some vaccination programmes to improve immunisation coverage and training of immunisation frontline health workers.

For the Task Force, he carried out some vaccine research and wrote blogposts in fight against coronavirus. His interest in molecular biology has grown over time working with a bunch of scientists in the Task Force.

When he is not working, he is singing or reading.

Posts of Ezika Joshua Onyeka

How SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) mRNA-based Vaccines Work

Joshua Ezika
Introduction The coronavirus pandemic hit the entire world and caused millions of deaths. More than fifty companies race towards developing a vaccine to stop the disease (1). Vaccination presents a lasting solution to this unfavourable situation, reducing the burden of Coronavirus (2). The first vaccine to be approved for emergency use is an mRNA-based vaccine (3,4). How does […]

Vaccination Safety Management

Joshua Ezika
Introduction: Vaccination is a great means of achieving public protection against diseases. The main goal of any vaccine manufacturer is to produce a vaccine that will be safe and effective in preventing the target disease. Before any vaccine is rolled out for mass vaccination or campaign, it must have met the required rigorous scientific and […]

Opinion: Can the Strategy of the Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccination End the Pandemic Fast Enough?

Joshua Ezika
COVID-19 vaccines were developed in record time and vaccination exercise is of course ongoing in most countries. Everyone is anxious to see the pandemic come to an end for things to return to normal. As of 23rd April 2021, more than 966 million doses have been administered worldwide [1], however, we have to remember that […]
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