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.

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...

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...

What does COVID-19 mean for people with HIV and TB? Check out the data

Plus, why new, simpler TB prevention medication couldn't come at a better time for South Africa. Check out these resources from our latest webinar. Resource...

Lockdown cheat sheet: Adjusted level 4 extended until 25 July

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Gauteng is closed for the next two weeks. Gym sessions are over for now, as are alcohol sales and visits with your friends and family at home.

COVID coverings for kids — the World Health Organisation’s mask guidelines

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This is what the health authority recommends for children younger than 18. Resource details: Publication title: Advice on the use of masks for children in the...
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World Health Organisation guidelines for managing and treating latent TB

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A consolidated look at the World Health Organisation’s latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) guidelines.
Coronavirus illustration by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus testing criteria: A quick reference for South African healthcare workers

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An updated version of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases’ (NICD) reference guide for health workers testing for the new coronavirus.