Mia Malan

Debunked: The cruel and racist logic of Omicron travel bans

Wealthy countries were quick to ban Southern African nations from entering their borders when the Omicron variant was identified, but did not do so to each other.

Vaccine passports, masks and herd immunity. Bhekisisa asks Dr Anthony Fauci

We ask the infectious diseases specialist 18 questions about the Covid-19 pandemic: from how to counter vaccine hesitancy to whether life will ever return to ‘normal’

How do vaccines work when you have HIV or cancer? Four questions answered

Why should you wait for two weeks after a flu jab before getting vaccinated for Covid-19, and is it safe to get a shot if you have a weak immune system? We break it down.

The 30-day rule: Why you have to wait for a vaccine if you’ve recently had Covid

Scientists know that people who have had Covid still benefit from getting vaccinated with at least one shot of the vaccine. But can you get vaccinated while you have Covid?

Half of KZN patients have no chronic medication. Here’s how looting affected SA’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Vaccines were stolen and many urban vaccine sites had to close as Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal erupted into chaos this past week. The biggest loss however is not vaccines, but the chronic medicines that were looted leaving those with HIV, cancer and diabetes without their medication

Sharing the secrets of making a Covid-19 vaccine isn’t enough. Here’s why

For all the excitement generated by the news of an mRNA vaccine hub being established in South Africa, the country is still going to need help making Covid-19 jabs

Two-million new J&J jabs to come within two weeks, says Aspen

Johnson & Johnson plans to replace our two-million unusable vaccines by July. The vaccines are unsuitable for use and must be destroyed, while the country’s vaccination programme is behind schedule

How do we know if SA is in a third Covid-19 wave — and could there be a fourth?

A team working with the country’s Covid ministerial advisory committee uses a formula to keep tabs on the rise of infections. Here’s how it works

What is it like to get a Covid-19 vaccine? We take you on a tour of a Johannesburg site

What does the inside of a vaccination centre look like and how do nurses administer the jab? The vials, syringes, the vaccinators — and the science behind it

How long will you wait for a Covid-19 vaccination appointment? We answer 7 questions

The only way to book an appointment for a Covid-19 jab is to register on the government’s electronic vaccination system

Covid vaccine: Six things you need to know about the jabs

SA is on the verge of rolling out Covid-19 vaccines, but can we vaccinate children and pregnant women, and which jabs work against the 501Y.V2 variant?

Sindi van Zyl, the doctor who never stopped caring

South Africa lost one of its most prominent HIV doctors this weekend to Covid-related complications. Dr Sindi will be remembered for her ability to make HIV and reproductive health knowledge accessible to her hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers.

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