Specialist scientists, masks, hand sanitiser and stricter rules for liquor sales will be crucial to easing the burden of South Africa’s future COVID-19 waves, experts say.
Why did the one-million AstraZeneca vaccines South Africa received earlier this month have to be sent for lab tests but not the Johnson & Johnson jabs that arrived this week? The world of regulatory approval for medicines can be confusing. We break it down for you.
Africa’s ports are vulnerable to crime and corruption. Now they’re set to be the main thoroughfare for COVID vaccines entering the continent. Here’s why we need a better strategy to curb potential counterfeits coming through.
Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will touch down at OR Tambo International Airport today and be distributed to 16 sites across the country where healthcare workers will be vaccinated. Find out more.
COVID vaccines have become one of the most sought after commodities in the world, but manufacturers simply can’t produce enough jabs for everyone who needs them. Bhekisisa investigates what this means for the emergence of a vaccine black market, as well as vaccine theft and falsification.
We spoke to experts, looked at the data of studies and relistened to Sunday’s health department briefing to break it down.
Vaccine hesitancy is nothing new – people have delayed or refused vaccination since immunisations existed. But vaccine hesitancy poses a significant threat to health efforts – particularly during a pandemic.
One million COVID-19 vaccines will land at OR Tambo today. The jabs will be reserved for health workers. But how will they get to the workers and what will happen to the shots once they get here? We break it down for you.
Full track and traceability of COVID jabs won’t happen during South Africa’s vaccine roll-out, as the health department has not yet adopted the “overarching” system that would make this possible.
Traditional and mainstream medicine have long been at odds. But COVID-19 may be providing the impetus for the two sides to work together to...
One year later and the new coronavirus is still posing new questions for researchers. The recent emergence of new COVID-19 variants across the world has left scientists searching for answers once again as they try to understand what these changes mean for the pandemic — and vaccine roll-outs.
As countries around the world begin preparing their plans for rolling out a COVID vaccine, one group remains on the sidelines — children. With some candidates only recently receiving emergency approval for use in adults, they are still in the early stages of seeing how these jabs will work in children. But some paediatricians think it’s worth waiting.
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The end of the year is expected to see a lot of people heading home for the holidays, along with a rise of COVID-19 cases. Here’s why the solution for curbing the spread of this coronavirus could lie in harm reduction policies.
The race for a COVID vaccine has four candidates nearing the finish line — with some getting ready to roll out before the end of the year. But what do the reported efficacy results actually mean and how much will doses cost? We break it down.
A new study shows that female rape survivors are 60% more likely to contract HIV within a year or two after their rape than women who have not been raped.