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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...
A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Shutterstock

Misinformation on Social Media Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy: Global Study Shows Link

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Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The term refers to the delay in acceptance...
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South Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 800 000 Mark

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The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has topped 800 000, after 4 400 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus. This brings the total...
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Managing HIV and Diabetes Together: South African Patients Tell Their Stories

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South Africa faces a quadruple burden of disease: HIV, tuberculosis (TB), non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and injuries. South Africa has more...
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