Data collected by Unicef shows an alarming drop-off in shipments arriving in the continent since the start of 2022
The UK is set to count its excess Covid-19 vaccines as part of its aid budget, taking money away from other projects
Omicron’s many mutations allow it to duck our body’s natural defence, but the immune system has a some tricks to prevent you from getting severely ill
There is less demand for ivermectin when South Africa is between Covid-19 waves. But nobody is tracking how many people may be using the animal formulation
If ivermectin had dramatic results in combating Covid-19, it should perform well in any well-conducted, unbiased scientific study, but this is not the case
The Covid-19 J&J and Pfizer vaccines remain effective in protecting against severe sickness and hospitalisation
The national coronavirus command council explained why additional restrictions were placed on the entire country
SA’s lockdown regulations are tightening to better curb the spread of Covid-19, amid concerns that the Delta variant could drive a surge of infections
Which variants have been detected in SA and how do they differ? Each form of the virus behaves slightly differently and could affect what the pandemic looks like. We break it down.
South Africa’s stop-start roll-out is not the only reason herd immunity is unrealistic for 2021. A constrained vaccine supply and new variants also play a role
Soon, South Africa will start with its mass vaccine roll-out. We take a look at what to expect when you get vaccinated.
In the rare event that you experience a severe side-effect as a result of Covid-19 vaccines, this fund will pay you out
Government, according to Mkhize, is “relieved” as Pfizer eventually conceded and removed the “problematic term”
Thursday. It’s Day 385 of the Covid-19 lockdown. Like most of my fellow South Africans, I’m wondering when, if ever, it will be my turn to get vaccinated. There’s no real answer coming from President Cyril Ramaphosa — or Health Minister Zweli Mkhize — at this stage. Lots of ifs, buts and maybes. There are […]
A group of scientists has criticised the decision to sell SA’s AstraZeneca vaccine and says herd immunity mean vaccines will play a lesser role
The government’s vaccine of choice will be Johnson & Johnson for the moment, the minister tells MPs
More than a dozen countries have suspended using the company’s Covid-19 vaccine, because of concerns about possible side effects.
About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been sent to about 50 sites for health workers to be vaccinated
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap
Reselling the jabs will prevent money being wasted on a vaccine that is not particularly efficacious on the variant that is dominant in South Africa
It is no good waiting for a vaccine or ivermectin or other miracle cures, we just need to do what we can do now
We can’t be sure about dud drugs, divine intervention, or Sona promises but we can be sure the power will go off exactly on time
Most anti-vaxxers fear the potential side-effects of the vaccine
We spoke to experts, looked at the data and relistened to the health department’s briefings to break down the revised roll-out plan
Unions representing healthcare workers advise members to get vaccinated despite AstraZeneca postponement
Few trials have been carried out on women expecting babies
The department of health and experts briefed the media on Sunday, after a study showed the vaccine is not highly effective against the new variant
SA’s one-million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will expire by early April — unless India’s Serum Institute can safely extend their use-by date.
The West bought billions of vaccines fast and cheap, leaving poorer nations paying through the nose for years to come
As healthcare workers prepare for the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Eastern Cape is still verifying vaccination sites, which could delay the inoculation process until April
Waiving intellectual property restrictions on Covid-19 vaccines could help the developing world. But India and South Africa’s pleas are falling on deaf ears
As India and South Africa push for relief at the World Trade Organisation through intellectual property rights waivers, India’s history of getting concessions may be the proverbial tripping block