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WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year

Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out.

WHO experts to wade into tricky territory in hunt for virus’ origins

A year after the outbreak started, WHO experts are due in China for a highly politicised visit to explore the origins of the coronavirus,...

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

$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

The quiet front line battle of South Africa’s rural nurses

The focus may have been on urban nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic, but those in rural areas suffer similar fates. However, very little is known about how they have been able to cope

WHO’s flawed vaccine plan means well

Drug companies can be forced to ‘help’ competitors when it’s in the public interest. The WHO seeks a similar strategy for a Covid vaccine

Sars plan for illicit tobacco still being refined

Meanwhile, billions of illegal cigarettes are flooding the informal markets as lockdown regulations are lifted at last

Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

While nurses bear the brunt of the most psychologically affected of health workers, most are concerned about access to protective supplies

Another teachers union calls for schools to be closed

Naptosa says it is irresponsible to keep schools open and that this is affecting the mental and physical health of teachers and learners

Thank our lucky stars and stripes Trump did not take the lead in the pandemic

Imagine the chaos that would have ensued had the rest of the world relied on the United States for leadership as it usually does?

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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