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What works and doesn’t once you have Covid-19

Myths abound about what works and doesn’t once you have contracted the virus. As the second wave engulfs the country here is what specialists have to say

Unpacking the myths and misunderstandings in the Covid-19 vacuum

The basics of epidemiology will help explain why some of the believable but incorrect propositions about the pandemic are wrong.

Truths, lies and antiretrovirals

Although you can never stop taking antiretrovirals, rumours that these little pills will drive you mad are a bald-faced lie, writes Mia Malan.

Myth of the traditional family

Throughout history and most societies marriage has always been the union of a man and woman. It's a familiar claim and it's wrong, says George Monbiot

Myths that kill

Rubber soles won't electrically isolate you from the ground, and the metal of your car is what keeps you safe.

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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