17.1.2021 06:31 pm
“ICU is a lonely, dark room with no TV or windows, just a bunch of machines. I had no way of speaking to anyone. My nightmare had begun.”
You’ve read the news headlines, you’ve stocked up on sanitiser and you have a bunch of face masks and shields. You feel Covid-ready. You make minimal trips to the store, you prep your children on safety measures – so how is it still possible to contract this virus?
The health department has announced that South Africa will probably take its first delivery of a coronavirus vaccine, which will cover 10% of the population, by the middle of next year.
Once 42 cases of Covid-19 has been identified in vaccine trial participants, experts will be able to unblind the study and analyse the data, to see if the vaccine works.
Participants are to be divided in three groups – two groups include HIV-negative participants and one group includes people living with HIV.
The South African Medical Association said critical information of data and proof was still required, as only a snippet of the trial findings were published.
Three of the four authors behind a study in The Lancet that raised safety fears over the use of a drug favoured by President Donald Trump to treat COVID-19 withdrew their research Thursday, blaming a company that supplied the data.
According to Cloete, of the seven on high-nasal oxygenation, six recovered and the seventh was not placed on a ventilator.
Experts have warned against using coronavirus ‘disinfection’ tunnels that some people think will stop the spread of the virus.
Could exposure to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold help protect against COVID-19? Is herd immunity closer than previously thought?
A drink made from a bright-green fern-like plant is being promoted in African countries as the go-to cure for Covid-19.
With an expert flick of the wrist, South African nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose collected throat swabs from young men lining up for coronavirus testing at a run-down hostel in downtown Johannesburg.
A specially formulated antimicrobial coating can keep surfaces clear of a human coronavirus for up to 90 days with just one application, a preliminary study said Friday, suggesting a new line of defence against COVID-19.
Ultraviolet-C ray lamps have long been used to kill bacteria, viruses and moulds, notably in hospitals and in the food-processing industry, but UVC rays are dangerous, and can be used only when no one is present.
Four people died in a Covid-19 outbreak at St Augustine’s Hospital and 47 staff members tested positive.
With parents and policymakers agonising over when to reopen schools as lockdowns ease, scientists are still struggling to find out how the new coronavirus affects children.