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COVID-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared
(The conversation, 2020)
Based on official figures – which may be somewhat under reported – COVID-19 has not been asdevastating in South Africa as initially feared. Back in March and April this year case numbers on the continent were still ...
What the latest coronavirus tells us about emerging new infections
(The Conversation Africa, 2020)
Viruses are quick studies. They’re prolific at adapting to new environments and infecting new hosts. As a result they are able to jump the species divide from animals to humans – as the new coronavirus in China is ...
Tin Roof owner adamant venue not source of Covid-19 ’superspreader event’
(Independent Online, 2020)
Cape Town - A large number of Covid-19 cases among high school pupils tracked to a bar in Cape Town has raised questions about social gatherings and easing of lockdown. James Truter, owner of the Tin Roof bar in Claremont, ...
Conceptualising COVID-19’s impacts on household food security
COVID-19 undermines food security both directly, by disrupting food systems, and indirectly, through the impacts of lockdowns on household incomes and physical access to food. COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic could ...
How viruses evolve
The unusual cases of pneumonia began to appear in midwinter, in China. The cause, researchers would later learn, was a coronavirus new to science. By March, the infection began to spread to other Asian countries and overseas. ...
Circuit breakers the mini lockdown needed for hotspots
Circuit breakers form part of five-point plan from the department of health that Premier Alan Winde be presented to the provincial cabinet on Tuesday for adoption. Professor Burtram Fielding, molecular biologist and ...
Spektrum 10 Desember 2020
Die Minister van Gesondheid, dr. Zweli Mkhize, sê Suid-Afrika ondervind amptelik sy tweede vlaag van COVID-19-infeksies. Ons het by ‘n kenner gaan hoor wat dit inhou in die onmiddelike stryd teen die virus. Die DA pronk ...
COVID-19 schools of thought
Interview with Prof Bertram C. Fielding.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) response in Zimbabwe: A call for urgent scale-up of testing to meet national capacity
(Oxford University Press, 2021)
Control of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) heavily relies on universal access to testing in order to identify who is infected; track them to make sure they do not spread the disease further; and trace those with whom ...
COVID-19: Focus on masks and respirators – Implications for oral health-care workers
The emergence of the novel human coronavirus (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; abbreviated as: SARS-CoV-2) generally known as COVID-19 is a global health concern.1 On 11 February 2020, the World ...