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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

Vaccine-destroying US pharmacist was ‘conspiracy theorist’ — police

Steven Brandenburg destroyed vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine because he believed that they were dangerous and could alter human DNA.

Infodemic to infowar: The circus of disinformation will spin on

More people have died in South Africa from Covid-19 than have been murdered. This hasn’t stopped a misinformation pandemic from trying to misrepresent that reality

Covid vaccines: Hope balanced with caution

As Covid vaccines near the manufacturing stage, a look at two polio vaccines provides valuable historical insights

$500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine

France, Spain, the European Commission and Britain as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged money for equity in the treatment of Covid-19

Lowdown on Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

The recent announcement of a promising Covid-19 vaccine is good news. But don’t get too excited, cautions Simon Allison: other more affluent countries have already bought up most of the doses, and we do not own the expensive technology necessary to store and transport it

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Covid-19 vaccine testing in vulnerable populations must be guided by ethics

The fallouts from unethical experiments include distrust of public health officials and poor participation in research studies by members of vulnerable populations. People involved in vaccine trials must be recognised as partners, rather than pawns

Sickle cell disease: Africa’s most prevalent ‘invisible condition’

A Tanzanian activist is working tirelessly to make a misunderstood disease visible

Hormone drug shortage forces desperate solutions

Depo-Testosterone has been out of stock since December last year, possibly increasing the risk of serious physical and mental health problems

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Anger over drug access in TB trial

A new combination treatment has been tested in Southern Africa, but it is not available locally.

Viagra sells online as hard-up Pfizer tackles counterfeits

In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer has said that it will begin selling its erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.

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