Is Covid-19 a bacteria or a virus? Affinity Health explains the differences
Is Covid-19 a bacteria or a virus? Affinity Health explains the differences

Covid-19 cannot be treated with antibiotics. That's because the coronavirus disease is caused by a virus, not by bacteria. Affinity Health explains more about viruses versus bacteria...

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Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journey
Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journey

Restarting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the 'last mile' of a Covid-19 vaccine's journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report...

1 day ago

Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says alliance

The South African Informal Traders Alliance has highlighted its acute unhappiness about being excluded from critical policy decisions, laws and planning...

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Alcohol industry sponsors R30m worth of medical supplies in Eastern Cape

The South African alcohol industry has stepped up its efforts to assist in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in recently identified hot spots in the Eastern Cape province...

1 day ago

Prioritising wellness to retain young healthcare professionals

Doctors and healthcare workers in South Africa have been caught in the eye of the Covid-19 storm: we have actively fought as the frontline of defence to curb the spread of the virus, as well as continued to provide the best possible care we could to our patients...

1 day ago

68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemic

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spur e-commerce, a Mastercard study has revealed the rapid growth of online shopping, with 68% of South African consumers shopping more online...

1 day ago

South African researchers are looking at medicinal plants for possible Covid-19 treatments

South Africa has a long tradition of using plants for medicinal purposes. Some of these, such as Aloe ferox, Sutherlandia frutescens and Kiggelaria africana, have been studied as sources of useful compounds. But most still need to be scientifically validated as treatments for particular diseases....

By Depika Dwarka 2 days ago

Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global game changer

In the long dark tunnel that has been 2020, November stands out as the month that light appeared. Some might see it as a bright light, others as a faint light - but it is unmistakably a light...

By Michael Head 3 days ago

Informal traders urged to apply for grant

The Department of Small Business Development and Nedbank have called on informal fruit and vegetable traders who were negatively affected by the pandemic to apply for funding...

23 Nov 2020

Creatives collaborate with scientists on webcomic series Planet Divoc-91

Planet Divoc-91, a nine-part sci-fi satire webcomic series, aims to empower young adults with a platform to engage in conversations about their experiences and views on the coronavirus as well as other issues they face...

20 Nov 2020

Taverners Summit addresses responsible trading and social responsibility

The tavern industry should play its role in promoting responsible behaviour and avoid the pressure to immediately recoup the financial losses suffered from alcohol sales ban during the coming festive season...

20 Nov 2020

High death rate in African Covid-19 intensive care units

The interim results of an Africa-wide study of hospitalised Covid-19 patients shows that the continent is facing far higher mortality rates in intensive care units than other parts of the world, and that the higher death rates are best explained by scarce resources...

By James Stent 20 Nov 2020

Mitigating the spread of Covid-19 by managing mobile devices in the supply chain

Enterprise mobile technology, such as barcode scanners, mobile computers, headsets, vehicle mount computers and other devices, is used extensively in the supply chain to track the movement of goods from the plant, warehouse or distribution centre to the end-user...

Issued by Bidvest Mobility 19 Nov 2020

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