SA variant takes on the vaccine race

SA variant takes on the vaccine race

The South African coronavirus variant is becoming a stumbling block for vaccine producers, with the latest casualty being the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Although lab studies suggest the vaccine can protect people against the concerning new variant of the virus, the studies indicate that it is far less

  Justin Rowe-Roberts
A mental health workout – with insights from The Wall Street Journal

A mental health workout – with insights from The Wall Street Journal

By now, we’re all very well-versed on the impact Covid-19 has had on society. The virus has claimed the lives of over two million people across the world – and made many more sick. It has disrupted life as we once knew it. Economies crumbled under the pressure of much-needed lockdowns. This saw coun

  Jarryd Neves
Metabolic confusion diet: Can it really help you lose weight? Expert insights

Metabolic confusion diet: Can it really help you lose weight? Expert insights

Weight loss is a popular new year's resolution. For those who want to lose a few "quarantine kilos" the 'metabolic confusion' diet might work.After a year of staying indoors and working in close proximity to the refrigerator, comfort eating has left some of us with a few “quarantine kilos” to lose.

  Melani Nathan
Covid-19: SA faces alcohol ban as spread gathers speed

Covid-19: SA faces alcohol ban as spread gathers speed

Covid-19 cases breached 1 million over Christmas. An insider reports government is considering another complete alcohol ban.South Africa’s holiday season has been marred by a record number of Covid-19 infections, partly driven by a new strain of the virus. The newly discovered variant causes higher

  Melani Nathan
Covid-19: KZN study of new strain gets R25m injection

Covid-19: KZN study of new strain gets R25m injection

The DSI has pledged R25m towards the KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform to study a new Covid-19 strain.Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has announced that the organisation at the centre of the study of the new Covid-19 strain identified in South Africa

  Melani Nathan
SA misses Covid-19 vaccine payment

SA misses Covid-19 vaccine payment

Experts voiced concerns that the SA government has been slow to arrange Covid-19 vaccines, and now a Covax payment deadline has been missed.President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the reinstatement of strict measures to curb the second wave of Covid-19 that has been spreading from coast to coas

  Melani Nathan
South Africa in the running to produce Covid-19 vaccine

South Africa in the running to produce Covid-19 vaccine

SA may hammer out a deal to assist in the production a Covid-19 vaccine. This could increase access to the vaccine for many Africans.South Africa may be striking a deal to help in the production of a Covid-19 vaccine, a move which potentially could increase access to the vaccine for many. South Afri

  Jarryd Neves
First case of Covid-19 reinfection: Why you don’t need to panic

First case of Covid-19 reinfection: Why you don’t need to panic

The news of the first recorded case of a Covid-19 reinfection has made many people anxious about what it means for the fight against the virus. Here's why you shouldn't worry.Recently, a man from Hong Kong tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time, making him the first recorded case of a rein

  Jarryd Neves
Confessions of an immune-compromised health journalist

Confessions of an immune-compromised health journalist

I’ve been ‘outed’ by the Covid-19 virus.A combination of feedback about my chemotherapy-compromised immune system from my oncologist and some tough-love feedback from my wife woke me up to my stubborn insistence on living my life the ‘normal’ way.The oncologist said bluntly that with my borderline b

  Jackie Cameron