24.6.2020 02:09 pm
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.
As South Africa gears up to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, lead vaccine trial researcher Professor Shabir Madhi disclosed some interesting revelations in a MyHealthTV webinar recently.
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.
Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim both serve on the ministerial committee that advises President Cyril Ramaphosa on SA’s Covid-19 response.
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.
The herb artemisia has dominated social media the past couple days with some claiming it can ‘cure’ the virus.
Countries with higher death rates also have lower vitamin D levels in their populations.
Cuba said their global mission to help fight Covid-19 included the sharing of medicines like an immuno-modulator known as Interferon Alpha-2b.
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.
‘These recoveries once again prove what we have been saying – there might be no vaccine yet but testing positive is not a death sentence.’