No child’s play: Will social distancing work on playgrounds?

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Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings Resource details: Publication title: Directions on...

Reporters, are you ok? If you’re feeling traumatised, you’re not alone

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Journalists have immersed themselves in the COVID-19 story for months. But at what cost to their mental health? A recent study found that three quarters of reporters surveyed felt significant emotional distress.

Updated South African guidelines for the testing and treatment of the new coronavirus

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Resource details: Publication title: Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease (Version 4) Author(s): National Department of Health and National Institute for Communicable Diseases. Publication date:...

How researchers found that a cheap steroid can reduce COVID-19 death rates

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The RECOVERY trial in the UK has found that dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one third and those receiving oxygen by one fifth. Resource details: Publication...

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...

These steroids can help treat some COVID-19 patients, but not all

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For patients who are very ill with COVID-19, 10 days of treatment with anti-inflammatories can work wonders, but the opposite is true for patients...
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Lockdown laws: South Africa’s amended regulations

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South Africa’s efforts to stymie the spread of the new coronavirus continue with new regulations gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister,...

COVID lessons for South Africa’s National Health Insurance

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What implementation lessons can we transfer from the country’s COVID vaccine roll-out to universal access to healthcare? We ask our panel of experts.

South African guidelines for the testing and treatment of the new coronavirus

Author(s): National Institute for Communicable Diseases (David Anderson, Lucille Blumberg, Cheryl Cohen, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha, Shaheen Mehtar, Natalie Mayet, Jeremy Nel). Publication date: 27 March What: These are...

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.

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

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What students and staff can expect as South Africa’s higher education institutions reopen their lecture venues and campuses. Resource details: Publication title: Directions: Criteria to...

The SHINE trial – hope for shorter, kinder TB treatment for children

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Preliminary findings from the SHINE trial for children with non-severe TB have been released. What do the results mean for young patients? Watch the...

Welcome to the wonderful world of vaccination. Here’s why young people should get the...

Are you confused about COVID vaccines? A lot of young people are on the fence about whether they should get their jab or not. To put your mind at ease, we had an infectious diseases expert break it down.

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...

Mapping a virus: Tracking the spread of South Africa’s COVID-19 outbreak

In March 2020, South Africa confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Seven months later the country had just over 650 000 people who had...
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Wanderlust during the pandemic: Should you swim in a hotel’s pool?

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A lot has changed for restaurants — from how they lay out their seating to the way they wash their dishes and linen....