Marcia Zali

Scientists hopeful future Covid variants will be less severe

The lower severity of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 indicates that a stronger immune response has been built over time

Advisors suggest end to quarantine of asymptomatic Covid-19 contacts

According to the ministerial advisory committee, the quarantine period for “high-risk contacts” of Covid-19 patients is not an effective measure for containing the spread of the virus

Ramaphosa returns to work after recovering from Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa encourages citizens to vaccinate and continue to practice safety measures

WHO director-general gives African public health conference thumbs up

Ghebreyesus says Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of nurturing strong science and research on the continent.

It’s doable: Africa wants 60% of locally manufactured vaccines by 2040

The next three to five years will require the continent to ensure there is sustainable business beyond Covid-19.

J&J boosters could be soon available to South Africans

Announcement of when the J&J booster shot will be available is expected to take place at the conclusion of the Sisonke 2 study

Covid’s here to stay, so live with it

The world must be responsible in its reaction to the virus in all its varieties

Ramaphosa has mild case of Covid-19, encourages people to get vaccinated

David Mabuza will be acting president for a week

New refrigeration tech a boon for Africa

Cold-chain and refrigeration capacity are among the priorities of the programmes supported by the African Centres of Excellence, the University of Birmingham and the United Nations

‘Coal is bad: Women want a green Eskom’

The Waterberg Women Advocacy Organisation wants people to have clean and renewable energy

Gender-based violence shelters go without critical government funding

Nonprofit organisations that provide trauma counselling and shelter to survivors of rape and violence have had to shut their doors

Disposable masks are the latest pollution problem

Waste management institute says we should wear reusable masks and learn how to responsibly dispose of old masks

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