Old habits die hard: J&J’s failure to deliver COVID jabs to...

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South Africa is still awaiting millions of COVID vaccines from Johnson & Johnson even though the country contributed to its COVID research through the Ensemble and Sisonke studies.

Poverty, violence and stress: Why South Africa’s young people are anxious

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A study in eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal found that poverty and violence drive generalised anxiety disorder among youth living in urban informal settlements.

Health Hub | Tips to convince a friend to get vaccinated...

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Gender-based violence and femicide continue to make headlines during women's month. This episode of the Health Hub looks at data behind the killings of women.

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 put these questions to our panel...

[WATCH] What are breakthrough infections?

There is a small chance you can get COVID after being vaccinated. But you should still get the jab. We break down the what, why and how of COVID-19 breakthrough infections.

Shoppers, shuttles & schools: How SA plans to ramp up COVID...

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The health department is working to bring COVID-19 vaccines closer to where everyday people spend their time (malls, businesses, schools) in an effort to meet lagging immunisation targets. Bhekisisa spoke to the health department’s Nicholas Crisp on Health Hub on Newzroom Afrika.

Health Hub | Making COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa more accessible

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The second instalment of the Health Hub on Newzroom Afrika focuses on access to vaccines. Now that all adults in South Africa are allowed to get vaccinated against COVID-19, how does the department of health plan on making it easier for adults to get vaccinated?

A hamburger recipe, vaccine science edition

What goes into the scientific hamburger of a COVID vaccine? A lot of trust.

The role of regulators — Why South Africa hasn’t approved Sputnik...

Russia’s Sputnik V COVID vaccine has yet to be approved by any stringent regulators. Part of the problem: the manufacturer’s reluctance to share information about the jab. Here’s what it takes for a vaccine to make it through regulatory bodies and how Sputnik got around the process in some countries.

Why science & research can be hard to swallow: The giant...

The scientific process is like a hamburger. By examining the quality of each ingredient, you can see how good the end product is. You wouldn’t want mouldy bread or wilted lettuce ruining a perfectly good meal — and similarly you don’t want bad science ruining what could otherwise be a perfectly good vaccine. We look at whether Sputnik V could make it onto the menu.