SA on high alert for 'Indian' variant
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the crisis confronting India could happen anywhere in the world, and recent developments have brought home how close to reality that could be for SA, notes Legalbrief. Two ships in quarantine at ...
Gauteng predicted to be worst-hit in third wave
Gauteng’s third wave could be more severe than the second surge, according to the worst-case scenarios modelled by a consortium of experts co-ordinated by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports BusinessLIVE. The SA Covid-19 Modelling Consortium provides regular ...
Excess deaths climbed to 150 000 in past year
Over the past year, approximately 150 000 more people have died than if we had not had a Covid-19 epidemic, according to Medical Research Council data. GroundUp reports that it’s unclear how many of those deaths are directly due to ...
AstraZeneca's no-sharing comments slammed
SA groups step in to help India
Another delay in J&J roll-out
'Not workable' for schools to return to 100% capacity
More global cases last week than in first few months
Study finds fewer 'real-world' side effects than in trials
Court upholds dismissal of 'reckless', 'inconsiderate' worker
Sahpra reverses decision on pregnant women
India's vaccination plan discriminatory, court rules
Second wave hospital deaths spike linked to variant
Sahpra yet to approve Russian and Chinese vaccines
Researchers report 'tremendous' vaccine benefits
Treasury approves more vaccines and grants funding
Teaching assistants programme ends
Brazil prescribed malaria drug without evidence – Minister
Vaccines could soon be ready for children
Hefty penalties for travellers from India to Australia
Ramaphosa calls for universal health coverage
Tanzania eases travel conditions for South Africans
Vaccine rights waiver won't help – professor
Ex-MEC drops civil suit after SIU's PPE report
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Pandemic jobs slash
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Covid nails a new symptom
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