Fact sheet: VaccStation event at Khayelitsha Hospital on 2 August 2021

Key stakeholders involved in the vaccstation initiative...

Issued by Cipla 8 hours ago

Reluctant to be vaccinated for Covid-19? Here are six myths you can put to rest

South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme, outlined by the ministry of health, had three phases, starting with the most vulnerable population...

3 days ago

DBE sets record straight on teachers who are not vaccinated

The DBE has disputed misleading reports and misinformation regarding the circular it distributed last week on educators who are not vaccinated...

29 Jul 2021

The race is on to recover looted vaccines and medicine

Covid-19 vaccines and other scheduled medicines have also been named as goods taken by looters in the recent unrest, which has a potential devastating impact on our already stretched health system...

By Jan-Harm Swanepoel 29 Jul 2021

SA plans R36bn in relief measures over Covid-19, unrest

South Africa plans relief measures worth about R36bn to support businesses and individuals affected by Covid-19 restrictions and recent unrest...

By Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf 28 Jul 2021

Covid: study finds lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose - but vaccines still work

Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, recently announced that the delta variant is no longer of concern because it now comprises 98% of new cases in the country and is therefore "the normal variant"...

By Zania Stamataki 28 Jul 2021

Glutathione deficiency raises risk of severe Covid symptoms - research

A clinical review has shown that Covid-19 patients deficient in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione, are far more likely to experience severe symptoms of the disease...

Issued by Leap Communications 26 Jul 2021

J&J single-dose vaccine effective against Delta variant

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the country...

26 Jul 2021

SA moves to Adjusted Alert Level 3

The overall decline in new Covid-19 infections means that South Africa can move to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with the associated easing of restrictions on gatherings, movement and the sale of alcohol...

26 Jul 2021

We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 23 Jul 2021

Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 22 Jul 2021

Biovac to manufacture Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Africa

Biovac, a Cape Town-based biopharmaceutical company, has signed a letter of intent with Pfizer and BioNTech to manufacture the latter two companies' Covid-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union...

21 Jul 2021

Treasury considering return of Covid-19 R350 grant

The National Treasury is considering a request from the Department of Social Development to reintroduce the Social Relief of Distress grant...

By Liezl Human 21 Jul 2021



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