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These health workers are more likely to die from COVID-19. Unions say not enough...

People who are over the age of 50, obese or living with diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to...

Q&A: Nine things to know about Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial

In about a year we’re likely to know if a candidate vaccine we’re starting to test this week, is effective against...
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The dubious value of fever screening: Why measuring for surface temperature won’t help curb...

Apart from being unreliable, fever screening can create a false sense of security and pose an infection risk to thermometer operators.

Old lessons, new pandemic: ‘We showed up to do COVID-19 testing & communities told...

What happens to HIV prevention programmes during the coronavirus pandemic? Take a look at how South African projects went from performing...

Struggling with reporting on COVID-19? This free course will help

Epidemiology 101 is a tailor-made course for journalists presented by world-renowned epidemiologists and scientists.
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Masks, taxis and fear: How COVID-19 has changed township life

The novel coronavirus has swept through Khayelitsha in the Western Cape — and so has the fear of contracting it.

Folly and fortitude: What sets good and bad leaders apart in the COVID-19 era?

A country's coronavirus response is only as good as its president, writes Lawrence Hamilton. So how does South Africa's head of...

What will the future of COVID-19 testing look like?

Our COVID-19 response can take a leaf out of our HIV strategy book. For a start, to focus on testing people...

Eastern Cape health workers wait up to one month for COVID-19 test results

Provinces hard hit by COVID-19 rush to fast-track the diagnosing of health workers as South Africa’s cases surge

Unions, activists call for Cape Town COVID-19 clinical trial to be stopped

The study is investigating whether a tuberculosis vaccine typically given to newborns could protect at-risk hospital workers from serious COVID-19.

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...

People living with HIV, TB at two to three-fold higher risk of COVID-19 death

The Western Cape has released South Africa’s first local data, which finds that although people with these common illnesses are more vulnerable to COVID-19, they are less likely to die from the new coronavirus than many previously thought.
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[Watch it again] Why TB and HIV deaths may increase during COVID-19

What will happen to HIV and TB under COVID-19? Our editor-in-chief Mia Malan spoke to an excellent panel to answer this question.

Cape Town COVID-19 vaccine trial comes under fire from activists

The small study looking to repurpose an old TB vaccine could help add to a growing field of science that asks, can you really reprogramme your immune system?

How to bury someone who died of COVID-19

The health department has released directives outlining how patients who succumbed to COVID-19 are to be handled and buried.

[Watch it again] Health minister briefing on COVID-19 plans for level 3 lockdown

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, joined by members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, senior officials from the Department of Health and the leadership of Health Entities including SAHPRA, NHLS and NICD will hold a press briefing on COVID-19 health interventions ahead of the country’s move to alert level three.