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30 November 2021 Weekly Update

NEWS DIGEST


Covid-19 is 'not done with us yet'

Transmission rates are falling in SA, with a positivity rate hovering around 1% in the past week and case numbers now as low as May last year before the first wave hit. But, writes Legalbrief, scientists say it is no ... Read More

Legalbrief Covid-19 diary wraps up

Dear readers This is the last issue of the Legalbrief Covid-19 diary. Legal, regulatory and policy issues relating to Covid-19 will continue to be reported on in Legalbrief Today and our other weekly titles. The Legalbrief team and Juta management ... Read More

Business seeks court direction on mandatory jabs

Organised business is to go to court to seek legal certainty on companies’ right to require their staff to be vaccinated, as part of an effort to speed up SA’s vaccine roll-out and ensure workplace safety. A Business Day report ... Read More

FROM THE EXPERTS


Limitations around children's vaccine consent

‘It may not be as advisable to drive a wedge between children and their parents as the Department of Health appears to believe. Caution should be exercised in providing medical treatment to children and when this is proposed without parental ... Read More

Will a single dose for adolescents work?

Questions have been raised about the effectiveness of a single dose of the vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years. Scientists from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, writing in The Conversation, say the Pfizer vaccine being offered ... Read More

SIDE-BAR


New lockdown trial date for councillor

Councillor's new lockdown trial dateFormer Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa is set to head to trial in November for allegedly contravening level four lockdown regulations. The NPA said the trial would commence in the Motherwell Magistrate's Court ... Read More

Trauma cases on the rise

Trauma cases on the riseCovid-19 hospitalisations have been declining in the Western Cape but trauma cases are rising. This coincides with relaxed lockdown regulations and normal alcohol sales since 1 October. Tight lockdown regulations have shown alcohol sales bans result ... Read More

QUOTES


Quotes

‘There’s no point in bothering with them because they are usually people who have crazy ideas and believe in conspiracies.’Infectious diseases expert Salim Abdool Karim on anti-vaxxers   ‘We have a moral obligation to protect all health and care ... Read More

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