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Chris Bateman

Third wave overwhelms Gauteng hospitals

Surpassing previous Covid-19 waves the third is sure to hit harder, yet there is little evidence of a move toward tighter regulations.

As South Africa’s Covid infections surge, the number of jabs can’t increase, yet

Hospitals are under strain, nurses are burning out and infections are on the rise, but there are limited Covid-19 vaccine doses available

Covid jab tech helps fight malaria

An estimated two-thirds of malaria deaths are among children under the age of five, most of them in Africa.

As the Covid-19 third-wave hits, how many South Africans have had the virus already?

Increasing seroprevalence in South Africa could help curb the disastrous effects a third wave could have on communities. But no one is out of the woods yet

Slow registration delays South Africa’s vital vaccine roll-out

This has resulted in demand exceeding supply — or vice versa — at many vaccination sites

Vaccination centres prepare for South Africa’s largest ever vaccine roll-out

After many delays, this coming week’s first vaccine recipients can only expect to have immunity by 4 June at the earliest.

Frosty reception awaits vaccines: Sub-zero storage crucial

Careful planning is needed to ensure doses are safely distributed across the country

Drop in child vaccinations a danger

There are fears of a resurgence in preventable childhood diseases in the face of poor immunisation data

State of play after 400 days of South African lockdown

With about 1.5-million infections and 54 000 deaths, Covid-19 is still very much part of our lives as the state works to boost vaccinations

Visionary plan benefits rural blind

Doctors praise initiative that gives them a break in the bush while they treat poor patients

Medical aids blame external costs as fees increase beyond inflation

Medical aid is becoming more of a luxury for many South Africans, and it’s not about to get any better

More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives

The myth that regenerative stem cells are body parts has led to donor reluctance

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