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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

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’

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

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

Bread and vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies stand to make billions from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the vaccines they have developed are the fruits of the collective labour of all of humanity.

Relief is near in the scramble for vaccines

The health minister has announced a glimmer of hope with SA having secured 1.5-million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

Wheeling and dealing for a Covid-19 vaccine

A Covid-19 jab could cost hundreds of rands. Or not. It’s anyone’s guess. Could another pandemic almost a century ago hold clues for handling the coronavirus today?

World of vaccines is a ‘fiendishly’ complex one

It is important that Africa, along with other regions of the Global South, builds its own vaccine-manufacturing capacity

Khaya Sithole: The perils of vaccine nationalism

If distribution of the eventual Covid-19 vaccine occurs along economic and political lines, all countries will remain at risk

Q&A: 9 things to know about Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial

In about a year we’re likely to know if a candidate vaccine we’re beginning to test this week is effective against a virus that has devastated our country

Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

Universities rally to fight pandemic

These institutions are a crucial part of the research and development process that underpins South Africa’s life-and-death fight against the Covid-19 outbreak

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

To fight Covid-19 in Africa, we must fight inequality

Our global health is only as strong as our most vulnerable community. The coronavirus pandemic can be defeated — but only if we leave no one behind

My late uncle, and the ethics of clinical trials in Africa

Despite the long history of medical racism, any potential Covid-19 vaccines must be tested in Africa — but not only on the continent

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