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?

Africa Madagascar’s ‘green gold’ ‘cure’ against Covid-19 seeks nod beyond Africa

A drink made from a bright-green fern-like plant is being promoted in African countries as the go-to cure for Covid-19.

Covid-19 SA’s mass testing hits limits as virus spreads

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.

Covid-19 Antimicrobial surface coating kills coronavirus for 90 days – study

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.

Treatment News Tests show UVC lamps could light the way in virus fight

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.

Treatment News St Augustine’s and Kingsway hospitals to reopen after Covid-19 outbreak in April

Four people died in a Covid-19 outbreak at St Augustine’s Hospital and 47 staff members tested positive.

Parenty How does the virus infect children? And should they be in school?

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.

Treatment News SA’s top epidemiologists: We must get back to normal now before Covid-19 peak hits

Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim both serve on the ministerial committee that advises President Cyril Ramaphosa on SA’s Covid-19 response.

Treatment News Inside a Gauteng quarantine site, including pics of the free Simba chips

The sites have been used for over a month to accommodate people who are unable to quarantine and isolate at home, and for those who have been repatriated from overseas.

Treatment News SA to help Madagascar scientifically test herbal ‘cure’ of Covid-19

The herb artemisia has dominated social media the past couple days with some claiming it can ‘cure’ the virus.

Treatment News Preliminary study finds that sunshine lowers Covid-19 death rates

Countries with higher death rates also have lower vitamin D levels in their populations.

Treatment News Sama voices concern over Chinese – Cuban virus ‘wonder drug’

Cuba said their global mission to help fight Covid-19 included the sharing of medicines like an immuno-modulator known as Interferon Alpha-2b.

Treatment News CTICC to be used as a temporary 800-bed hospital for Cape Town

The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required.

Treatment News Coronavirus: 14 people discharged from EC hospital after recovering

‘These recoveries once again prove what we have been saying – there might be no vaccine yet but testing positive is not a death sentence.’

Covid-19 Why it’s more important than ever this year for you to get a flu jab

There are many other respiratory viruses that circulate throughout the year. But the influenza virus can be deadly.

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