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Health Hub | Pfizer’s COVID jab is approved for SA teens...

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Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been registered for teenagers, when can parents and those 12 years and older expect to get the jab? And trans rights activist and filmmaker Zoey Black shares her story.

Why COVID jabs will stop new variants in their tracks —...

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SARS-CoV-2 variants are the virus that causes COVID-19’s way of surviving and spreading. The fewer vaccinated people there are, the more chance the virus has to evolve. Here’s where variants come from and how to stop them.

Joining the COVID vaccine queue: Why SA’s teens will have to...

South Africa’s medical regulatory body has authorised Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children 12 and up. But it’s unlikely this age group will be included in the country’s national roll-out soon. Find out why.

Health Hub | Why is J&J moving at a snail’s pace...

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We speak to MSF on why J&J is so slow to deliver SA's vaccines and we also discuss the HIV prevention pill with Linda-Gail Bekker and Yogan Pillay.

Can HIV lessons tell us why SA men are so slow...

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Only 40% of South Africans vaccinated against COVID are men. Their perceptions of masculinity, health spaces and their risk to contract the coronavirus, may explain why.

How one policy change could curb two airborne epidemics in South...

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South Africa must make dramatic shifts in its COVID-19 prevention strategies to include new evidence that SARS-CoV-2 spreads mainly through the air.

When empathy meets evidence: Tackling COVID vaccine hesitancy in SA

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South Africa’s national COVID vaccine roll-out is underway. But some people still have many understandable concerns about getting the jab. Our Mia Malan spoke to experts about how to comfort reluctant loved ones in the latest episode of Health Hub, a Bhekisisa partnership with Newzroom Afrika.

Old habits die hard: J&J’s failure to deliver COVID jabs to...

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South Africa is still awaiting millions of COVID vaccines from Johnson & Johnson even though the country contributed to its COVID research through the Ensemble and Sisonke studies.

Poverty, violence and stress: Why South Africa’s young people are anxious

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A study in eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal found that poverty and violence drive generalised anxiety disorder among youth living in urban informal settlements.