“Extraordinary times … call for extraordinary measures”, said Katherine Tai, the US Trade Representative, last week as she announced that the Biden administration supports waiving “IP protections on Covid-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic”.
Many health professionals are battling to cope emotionally with the surge in Covid-19 cases.
Covid-19 vaccines are coming to South Africa. Here are questions and answers about the vaccine.
Between 3 May 2020 and 16 January 2021, the number of excess deaths in South Africa was more than 106,000. These excess deaths are, either directly or indirectly, due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to the SA Medical Research Council, nearly 85,000 people over 60 have probably died from Covid-19 infections since last May.
Zimbabweans travelling home for the holidays need a negative Covid-19 certificate in both directions. The certificate costs at least R850 in South Africa and about R920 in Zimbabwe, and some say they cannot afford it.
Vaccinating tens of millions of people will be very difficult.
Hospitals across the continent have few resources. A new study shows the consequences.
Wits researchers have announced a “breakthrough” in HIV prevention in women. The injection is much more effective than daily pills in preventing infection in women.