The first batch of COVID vaccines touched down in South Africa in February 2021. Health workers were the first to get a jab under the Sisonke study. But even before the country had bought any jabs, our reporters were writing about the logistics and the politics of the project. If you want to know how well the vaccines work, how the different jabs compare or what it takes to create a vaccine from research, to regulation, to rollout, you’re at the right place.
Bhekisisa has published a COVID-19 snapshot infographic every day for more than two years. This project is now coming to an end.
The pandemic is changing and an increase in case numbers no longer result in lockdowns. Plus, fewer people are testing at all, so daily data is becoming less useful. Scientists at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases are also changing how they think about COVID data.
Listen to this podcast to find out what the Bhekisisa team says about the highs and lows of the data project, and to find out where to find useful data about COVID now.