Covid-19 vaccines are coming to South Africa. Here are questions and answers about the vaccine.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team recently secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.
If South Africa is serious about being able to supply anti-pandemic vaccines in future, it needs to rethink the scale of financial, technical and strategic investment into vaccine production.
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.
Jackson Mthembu’s death drives home the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.
Wavering commitment in African capitals and the continued attractiveness of the African Union to external funders risk stalling the crucial path to financial autonomy.
So, if you have ever tested positive, there is a chance you could contract the virus again. And you could infect other people. You should still take the necessary precautions.