Life under Level 1: Here’s what international travel looks like

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South Africa has partially re-opened its borders, as it moves to the lowest alert level of the national lockdown. Although international flights are now back on the table, there are going to be some changes. Here’s what you need to know before getting to the airport.

Your guide to side-effects: What you can expect after a COVID jab

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Vaccines are our most powerful tool to fight the COVID pandemic. Soon, South Africa will start with its mass roll-out. We take a look at what to expect when you get vaccinated.

No masks, no school. Find out what the new school year looks like

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Here’s what the rest of the school year will look like for learners in South Africa as the country continues to adjust to life...

Keen to join the People’s Vaccine Campaign? Here’s what it’s about

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South Africa’s government cannot handle the COVID-19 vaccine rollout alone, these activists say. That’s why it’s time for citizens to get involved in this ‘life or death’ issue.

The jabs that could save us — an introduction to COVID vaccines for journos

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We co-hosted an online course on COVID vaccine science for journalists.  The course content was conceptualised by Bhekisisa and the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care...

What’s unique about the body’s response to the 501Y.V2 variant? Find out

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New research shows that protection against the 501Y.V2 variant could also extend to other variants — including the original virus circulating the country and the variant first identified in Brazil. Understanding the immune response to the new form of the virus in South Africa can help shape how vaccines are designed for more long-lasting and wider protection.

Full report: How 135 people at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban got COVID-19

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The report outlines in detail how SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, spread through Netcare's 149-bed facility in Durban Resource details: Publication: Report into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus...

People without medical aid can now do walk-ins at private sites. How does it...

The health department has issued new guidance on how South Africa’s COVID vaccination sites should handle “walk-ins”. We unpack the document from how it works to who is covered.

Are you stuck at home with your abuser? This tool can help

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This free tool will point you to gender-based violence services closest to you – no mobile data required.

How to be a health reporter: Asking the right questions of research

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Battling to understand how studies are designed and when they’re good enough to use in your reporting? This webinar by Cochrane South Africa and...

Where can South Africa’s healthcare workers get a COVID vaccine?

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More COVID vaccines are arriving in South Africa over the next few weeks. These jabs are allocated for healthcare workers as part of the Sisonke trial. Find out where they'll be available.

Q&A: Six things you’d want to know about COVID jabs

South Africa is on the verge of rolling out COVID vaccines widely, but can we vaccinate children and pregnant women, and which jabs work against the 501Y.V2 variants identified in South Africa? We asked the epidemiologist and former ministerial advisory committee chairperson, Salim Adbool Karim.

New year, same rules: The science behind masks, ventilation and keeping a distance

Wearing a mask, washing your hands, good ventilation and keeping your distance all help to lower your chances of getting infected by the virus that causes COVID-19. This is because they reduce how much virus you could be exposed to as you go about your day. As scientists think the virus will be with us for years to come, these measures, along with vaccination, will be crucial to help us keep safe as we go back to the office, schools, and everywhere in between.

Child-friendly COVID messaging matters. Here’s how you can do it right

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The new coronavirus has changed a lot about our lives and children haven’t been spared.  Warnings about the coronavirus just before South Africa’s lockdown in...

Overseas trips & a midnight curfew: This is life in lockdown level 1

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You can hang out with your friends for two hours longer but night clubs are still off limits. Here’s what else is new. Resource details: Publication...
COVID containment

SA is not reaching herd immunity. Our new goal is containment – here’s how...

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The stop-start nature of South Africa’s roll-out is not the only reason herd immunity is an unrealistic goal for this year. A scarce supply of vaccines and new variants of concern circulating in the country play a role too. Find out more.