MAIL & GUARDIAN: Coronavirus

Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

The South African variant of the virus is ‘clinically present’, while a lockdown tries to limit new infections

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold

The number of admissions drastically increased in the first two weeks of January, showing the highest numbers since the pandemic reached SA across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape

Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand

According to data from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the past two weeks have seen more than 650 patients having to be put on ventilators

No early jab for this wit ou

Paddy Harper finds his ANC councillor has led him, but much like Donald Trump, it was down a garden path

Calls for transparency in how KZN manages Covid-19

Doctors, nurses, undertakers and civic activists want national and provincial interventions that address the reality of the dire situation in KwaZulu-Natal

Q&A Sessions: ‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim

Professor Salim Abdool Karim talks to Nicolene de Wee about his responsibility as head of the ministerial advisory committee tasked with guiding the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Home Affairs to slash services in wake of Covid-19 as death registrations spiral

The department will not provide many of its standard services ‘until further notice’, as it focuses on registering an increased number of death certificates

A dummy’s guide to how trade rules affect access to vaccines

It's already become apparent that there is gross inequality playing out in the procurement and distribution of the new drugs. Why is that?

WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for delayed virus probe

The 10 scientists will investigate the origins of the new virus in a politically fraught mission that comes more than a year after the pandemic began, with accusations Beijing has tried to thwart the project.

Affirming medicine as a public good

Medical science has developed hugely powerful technologies that can be used for social purposes. But to achieve this, it needs to be clearly on the side of the people

Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation

The president is set to speak on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Ivermectin is not a miracle drug

The health regulatory authority has not approved the antiparasitic drug to treat Covid-19, despite calls on the government to approve its use, as there is no data to support its effectiveness

Do you have to take the Covid-19 vaccine or not?

The South African law does not make it mandatory for citizens to be vaccinated, and the same will apply for Covid-19 immunisation. But experts say people still have the responsibility not to act recklessly — and they should follow Covid-19 health protocols

Call for media workers to get Covid vaccine

Most of the coronavirus deaths were in Peru, Brazil, India, Mexico, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Italy and the United States

How Covid-19 is reshaping African governance

The acute nature of the pandemic has galvanised civil society to demand better accountability

By-elections delayed as Covid restrictions bite

A decision on the local government elections, set to be held later this year, will be taken soon

Why are so many in France hesitant to take the Covid-19 vaccine?

Misinformation and a history of health scandals have led to a powerful anti-vax movement, presenting France with a fresh challenge in the pandemic

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