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South Africa One Million COVID Cases

South Africa Surpasses One Million COVID Cases

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South Africa has breached the one million mark of COVID-19 cases in South Africa, after 9 502 new cases were reported on Sunday, bringing...
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Here’s Where Efforts to End HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa...

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The World AIDS Day commemoration of 2020 took place in the midst of a global pandemic. It served as another reminder that people are...

South Africa May Review Current Lockdown Restrictions Due to Fast-Spreading Virus

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The South African government may have to review current lockdown restrictions and consider further measures to curb the exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus,...
Johnson & Johnson is trying to get approval for a vaccine against Covid-19 that only requires one shot. Details of the vaccine’s trial are expected to be released in January.

Worldwide Vaccine Rollout: Where South Africa Currently Stands

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Only a massive global rollout of an effective vaccine can end the Covid-19 pandemic in the short term. The vaccine is being rolled out...
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SA Records 9 131 COVID-19 Cases, 184 Deaths

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The novel Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly amid the second wave of infections, with the country recording another 9 131 confirmed cases in the...
Prof Karim awarded the 2020 John Maddox Prize

South Africa’s Prof Karim Awarded Prestigious International John Maddox Prize

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Epidemiologist and Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in South Africa, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been awarded the 2020 John Maddox...
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COVID-19 Immunity and Reinfection: Why it’s Still Essential to Take Precautions

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With some viruses, once you have been infected and have developed antibodies, you will be immune to that virus for life. Past infection with...
A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Shutterstock

Initial Covax Vaccine Will Cover 10% of South Africa’s Population

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South Africa is set to receive initial vaccines from the COVAX facility to cover 10% of its population in the early part of 2021,...
The Advertising Regulatory Board has taken a firm stand against quackery. Photo: Flickr User Christopher Carfi (CC BY 2.0)

New Ad Authority Rules Against ‘Quackery’ of 3 Homeopathic Products

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The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) in South Africa has made it clear that it will rule against companies that make unproven medical claims, even...
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South Africa Officially Enters Second Wave of Covid-19 Infections

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South Africa has officially hit the second wave, with 6 709 COVID-19 new cases reported in the last 24 hours pushing the total number...
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