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Editorial: Enough. We need the vaccine

South Africans have been waiting too long and it is time for the government to deliver on its vaccine plan

AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine no-profit pledge rings hollow

It seems that participating in the trial in South Africa does not count towards research and development to ensure this country an affordable price of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Tens of thousands skip India’s Covid vaccination drive

Government confirms two post-vaccination deaths, denies link to jab in one case while post-mortem report is awaited in another

False hope of ’miracle’ remedies

Some people believe a drug used to treat parasites is a Covid cure. But science, not social media, is the only way to determine its efficacy

Khaya Sithole: World needs a shot in the arm, not its own foot

Hedging and hoarding behaviour around vaccine access was inevitable, but it will be impossible for the global economy to recover until the majority of the world’s citizens have been inoculated

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

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

Covid-19’s second wave hits Sudan harder and faster

The pandemic has helped to expose the dire state of Sudan’s healthcare system, which lacks both equipment and medical personnel

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.

We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa

Although South Africa’s variant of Covid-19 does not cause more severe illness, the country, according to the president, must be ‘diligent, vigilant and compliant’

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

How Covid-19 is reshaping African governance

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

Act against Covid and climate crises

The government would do well to realise that these two disasters can’t be tackled separately

Covid-19, corruption dominate ANC agenda for 2021

In the January 8 statement, Ramaphosa says those who bring the ANC into disrepute will no longer be tolerated

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