Health Hub | Anthony Fauci answers 18 COVID questions for Health Hub

Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief, Mia Malan, speaks to US infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons South Africa can learn from how the pandemic has played out in the United States. In this wide-ranging conversation, they discuss global vaccine inequality, the future of international travel and how hesitant people can be encouraged to get vaccinated.

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South Africa’s tobacco users are smoking fewer daily cigarettes these days, but it came at a cost. Spoilers – it wasn’t worth it.

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[VIDEO] Delta for dummies: Explaining SA’s latest COVID variant

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Allergic reactions, unusual blood clots and heart inflammation have all been linked to COVID vaccines. But most people won’t experience these severe reactions. Watch this easy explainer.

[VIDEO] How to vax a nation – A dummy’s guide to getting a COVID...

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[VIDEO] The COVID vaccine side-effect guide: Here’s what you ought to know

Watch this short video if you're unsure about what to expect after you get your COVID jab.

[VIDEO] How face masks protect you against COVID-19

The science behind the masks we wear is being updated. Before we explain how you can get the best from your masks, let's show you what they actually do.

[WATCH] Test your knowledge: The J&J COVID jab

This short video answers key questions you might have if you’re in line for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

[WATCH] No roads, no water, no toilets: 'Why are they ignoring us?'

A lack of access to basic necessities is not just an inconvenience, but a health and safety risk for people in these Western Cape communities. Find out why residents want government to do more.

[WATCH] COVID vaccines – Pfizer fast facts

Are you one of the people in line for South Africa’s COVID vaccination roll-out? Brush up on your knowledge of the Pfizer vaccine.

What is herd immunity anyway? Here’s how many people South Africa should vaccinate

At the start of the year, the health department unveiled its plan to vaccinate 40-million South Africans as part of a three-phase roll-out. They said 67% of the population would need to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity. Here’s why ending COVID is not that simple.

School of hard knocks: These children go to class in an open field

These Western Cape parents say there's no space for their children in nearby schools. Now they've been forced to come up with their own solution with no help from government.

[WATCH] A dummy’s guide to COVID vaccine approvals

South Africa’s medicine regulator is working to approve COVID-19 vaccines quickly, but the process won’t skip any important steps.

[ICYMI] ‘The virus is adapting to us’: New COVID variant spreads 50% faster,...

Scientists explained the make-up of a new COVID variant, 501V.2, and its potential impact on South Africa's COVID-19 response, during a health department briefing...