Glutathione deficiency raises risk of severe Covid symptoms - research

A clinical review has shown that Covid-19 patients deficient in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione, are far more likely to experience severe symptoms of the disease...

Issued by Leap Communications 1 day ago

SA moves to Adjusted Alert Level 3

The overall decline in new Covid-19 infections means that South Africa can move to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with the associated easing of restrictions on gatherings, movement and the sale of alcohol...

2 days ago

We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 23 Jul 2021

Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 22 Jul 2021

Biovac to manufacture Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Africa

Biovac, a Cape Town-based biopharmaceutical company, has signed a letter of intent with Pfizer and BioNTech to manufacture the latter two companies' Covid-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union...

21 Jul 2021

Treasury considering return of Covid-19 R350 grant

The National Treasury is considering a request from the Department of Social Development to reintroduce the Social Relief of Distress grant...

By Liezl Human 21 Jul 2021

Covid hub drives education and vaccination

To support the Department of Health's ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many South Africans as possible, Bonitas had vaccinated over 100,000 South Africans at its private vaccination sites across the country by mid-July...

Issued by Bonitas 20 Jul 2021

NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatant

The North-West University's (NWU's) researchers and innovators are working towards solutions to effectively destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi, including the coronavirus, on a large scale...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 20 Jul 2021

Vaccinations for ECD sector kicks off

The Department of Social Development will on Monday launch its national vaccine rollout plan for frontline workers in the Early Childhood Development sector...

19 Jul 2021

Vaccine-starved Namibia receives Sinopharm boost

Namibia received a boost on Friday with the arrival of 250,000 Sinopharm doses bought from China, after its Covid-19 inoculation programme was halted by a lack of vaccines...

19 Jul 2021

Legendary jazz musician Tsepo Tshola dies of Covid-19

Lesotho international musician and former member of Sankomota, Tsepo Tshola has died from Covid-19 complications...

16 Jul 2021

Covid-19 deaths in Africa surge 43% week-on-week, WHO says

Africa recorded a 43% jump in Covid-19 deaths last week as infections and hospital admissions have risen and countries face shortages of oxygen and intensive-care beds...

16 Jul 2021

South Africans are keener to get vaccinated. But many still need to be convinced

The number of people being vaccinated against Covid-19 in South Africa is on the rise after a bumpy start. But the more positive attitudes are not always reflected in vaccine registrations and vaccinations...

15 Jul 2021



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