By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

I am claustrophobic, so getting an MRI is not a pleasant experience. If my head and upper body have to be in the tube, I need general anesthesia. I have coping mechanisms if the scan is of the lower body and my head does not have…

A Christmas Story by Nana Dadzie Ghansah


The disheveled-looking man stood in the shadow cast by the trees across the street and watched the house. He could see the young lady in the wheelchair moving around. Occasionally, the older lady would come into view. She was still as beautiful…

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

They are rolled down the hallway in a special gurney to the first stop on their journey to eternal rest. They are those who did not make it. Those who, despite our best efforts, lose the fight.

Before the pandemic broke out, one would see the…

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

There was an abandoned well in the Ghanaian village I grew up in. The story was that many years ago, a little child fell into and drowned in the well. His body was never recovered.

Fearing the same fate might befall me, my grandparents warned me…

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine — NVX-CoV2373 — ,ay be the last US-made vaccine to go for approval, but its platform might be the most elegant…if you ask me.

Unlike those on the market already, it is neither RNA nor DNA-based. It is a protein-based vaccine, and that…

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

The Variant of Concern 202012/01 (VOC-202012/01), also known as Variant Under Investigation in December 2020 (VUI — 202012/01), and Lineage B.1.1.7 is a variant of SARS-CoV-2 that was first detected in Kent County of the UK in September 2020.
In November, public health officials in the UK…

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

So what happens once the needle is inserted and the COVID-19 vaccine injected into your deltoid muscle?

The following ia a really simplified account of what happens after one receives the vaccine.

Well, remember, both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are enclosed in lipid nanoparticles. …

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

The scientific work that laid the foundation for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines is impressive. There has been a lot of talk about the use of mRNAs, lipid nanoparticles, and viral vectors. …

Nana Dadzie Ghansah

An anesthesiologist, photographer, writer, and poet. He lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.

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