Abortion services only got a national “how to” document for doctors 23 years after termination of pregnancy was legalised in South Africa. And although the new rules go a long way to remove barriers to ending a pregnancy, nonprofits say crucial information such as a simple list of telephone numbers is still lacking
The scientific process is like a hamburger. By examining the quality of each ingredient, you can see how good the end product is. You wouldn’t want mouldy bread or wilted lettuce ruining a perfectly good meal — and similarly you don’t want bad science ruining what could otherwise be a perfectly good vaccine. We look at whether Sputnik V could make it onto the menu.
Russia’s COVID vaccine, Sputnik V, is plagued by a series of red flags and question marks surrounding its clinical trials and results. Here’s how the jab took a shortcut and created sceptics about its underlying science.