The vaccine blame game amid a mounting crisis
As details of government's vaccine strategy began to be fleshed out in the past week, the focus has been on how and why our leaders were caught on the backfoot which has now left us scrambling frantically to cope with the ...
SA pins hope on J&J vaccine
The preliminary results for Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J’s) late-stage Covid-19 vaccine trial should be available by 21 January and will then be submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the protocol chair for the local arm ...
Confusion over SA's vaccine talks with AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca says it does not hold the rights to sell its Covid-19 vaccine, the cheapest on the market approved by global regulators, in SA, reports News24. Instead, those rights were held by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the largest manufacturer ...
Hospitals buckling under pressure
Woman in Wentworth Hospital viral video dies
Second wave dynamic still hard to call
Push for illegal anti-parasite drug approval
No evidence of pandemic link to 5G
Help for struggling healthcare workers
Closed doors for local firm's anti-Covid remedy
Pharmacologist probed over drug treatment claim
NPO seeks to declare lockdown extension invalid
Tobacco ban war not over yet
Alcohol industry wants excise duty deferment
Schools unlikely to be superspreaders, says Abdool Karim
Authority gears up for big pharma registrations
Probe into Harding hospital deaths
Ramaphosa tightens border controls
Banks warned about ATM superspreaders
Vaccine quandary for heart transplant recipients
Father arrested for breaking curfew to sue
Huge spike in Home Affairs death registrations
Talks to revive Ters funds
Herd immunity unlikely this year, says WHO
Santam's claim settlements process slammed
Government's vaccine 'monopoly' challenged
Superspreader fears over Sassa grant queues
FROM THE EXPERTS
The case for and against compulsory vaccination
As conspiracy theories about vaccines abound, and with just 53% of respondents to a recent poll saying they are willing to have the jab, how effective will SA's vaccination drive be? The Daily Maverick reports that large sections of ...
Treasury obliged to act for the public good
The National Treasury's failure to immediately step up to provide funds for SA's vaccine initiative calls for the public revenue collector to rethink its role in prioritising spending for the public good. Business Day editor-at-large Carol Paton says ...
Why the virus came back with a vengeance
A vaccine rollout, though urgent and key in the fight against the pandemic, will not get rid of Covid-19 in the absence of an effective strategy to control the virus. Steven Friedman, research professor with the humanities faculty of the ...
Masks not compulsory for young children
Masks not compulsory for young childrenIt is not mandatory for children under six to wear masks, according to the recently amended Disaster Management Act published 11 January. The update comes after much confusion among parents, and comes as a considerable ...
Bid to postpone by-elections
Bid to postpone by-electionsThe Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) is considering approaching the Electoral Court to postpone pending by-elections. In a statement on Monday, the IEC's Kate Bapela said level three lockdown restrictions reintroduced prohibitions on political activities and ...
Politician steps up to help
Politician steps up to helpDA spokesperson for health in KZN Dr Rishigen Viranna, a medical doctor who gave up the profession to become a politician, has volunteered to assist overwhelmed public hospitals. Viranna made the announcement on Wednesday after a ...
Couple fined for dog walk
Criminal record for mask violations
'We should have joined the race.'Professor Salim Abdool Karim, head of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, expressing regret that SA did not play a stronger role in vaccine development
'5G is life-threatening, and no one knows it.'The ...