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From the frontlines: Which type of health worker is most likely to get COVID-19?

Despite being among those at highest risk of contracting the new coronavirus, information about infections among healthcare workers in South Africa has been scarce. But Health Minister Zweli Mkhize recently released new numbers detailing how the outbreak has impacted health workers across the country.
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How to play professional sports during #COVID-19

South Africa’s sportsmen and women return to the field, but spectators still cheer from home. And, the latest to-do list for...

COVID-19 has changed the way South Africa’s only toll-free mental health helpline works. Here’s...

When COVID-19 hit, South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) helplines were flooded with calls. But the outbreak changed more than call volumes, it changed the way SADAG worked. Could the lessons it learned shape the future of mental healthcare in South Africa?

For children, COVID-19 quarantine may be ‘an absolute nightmare’

Home is where the heart is — it’s also important to young children’s sense of identity — but what happens when a state quarantine facility has to become their home away from home?

Scientists are working to fast-forward COVID-19 research, but not at the expense of ethics

Two-dozen experimental COVID-19 vaccines are now in human clinical trials, according to the World Health Organisation. It usually takes more than a decade to develop a new vaccine — but just because we’re expediting research to curb the new coronavirus doesn’t mean we can leave communities behind.
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India arrests dozens of journalists in clampdown on critics of COVID-19 response

Reporters for independent outlets, many in rural areas, say pressure won’t deter them from covering embarrassing stories

The lost particles of grief: How COVID-19 is changing death

From grandmothers to gravediggers, the sudden, suffocating deaths of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people in all sectors of South African...

A tale of two pandemics: Is COVID-19 repeating the mistakes of HIV’s past?

In South Africa, two outbreaks are colliding and one thing may shape the future of both.

The unbearable loneliness of COVID-19

There are no visiting hours for COVID-19 patients. Instead, there’s anxiety, fear, stigma and potential grief. But there’s also — at least some — resilience.

South Africa has thousands of potential COVID-19 quarantine hotels. But they’re empty.

Gauteng — the province with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases — is also one of the two provinces with the lowest uptake of quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 casualties: Why medical aids are keen on saving South Africa’s failing medical practices

A new proposal guarantees private doctors at least 70% of what they made before the pandemic hit — but it also...

COVID-19 is killing private medical practices. Here’s how to save them

As cases of COVID-19 mount, people are steering clear of clinics and doctors are forced to postpone surgeries to free up beds. If something isn’t done now, there’s slim chance private doctors will have the ability to volunteer for the national response because their jobs — and those of their staff – won’t survive the pandemic.

How wearing a mask can slash COVID-19 deaths

The more people wear masks, the safer everyone will be, shows this modelling study.
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Why are scientists testing a TB vaccine to see if it protects against COVID-19?

Research suggests that this TB jab could help with more than just TB. Now scientists are testing the vaccine to see if it will help protect the continent from COVID-19.

‘We are not respected like nurses’: Porters, security guards demand more COVID-19 protection

Hospital porters move around facilities to help transport patients from the moment they’re admitted until they’re discharged. Why do they get...

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

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