Last-minute push to use up J&J shots before national vaccinations kick off

Sisonke investigators widen criteria to allow more people to benefit

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First lockdown triggered huge surgical backlog in Western Cape

Elective procedures fell by 75% during the first four months of the pandemic

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WATCH: New Covid-19 variant arrives in SA​

Wits University’s health and social security specialist, Alex van den Heever, talks to Business Day TV about the third wave of infections in SA

Suspending vaccine patents will not be enough, groups say

Médecins Sans Frontières says US support for the waiver is narrow, focusing only on preventive Covid-19 vaccines

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Older Western Cape residents slow off the mark in registering for Covid-19 shots

The province will initially administer only Pfizer’s double-dose shots, due to delays in dispatching J&J’s jab over safety concerns at a US contractor

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Ramaphosa welcomes US backing of move to suspend patents on Covid-19 vaccines

SA and India have led a group of countries that have been urging the suspension of the WTO’s Trips on Covid-19 vaccines

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Medicines regulator appeals to Treasury for more funding

Sahpra needs a staff of 500 but is operating with just 290, curbing its capacity to deal with the pandemic

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Ever more Covid-19 variants strike Africa, as hopes of controlling pandemic slip away

Another variant is dominating infections in Uganda and Rwanda, and is spreading through truck routes

Third-wave risk is rising in parts of Gauteng, experts warn

Advisory committee using artificial intelligence to forecast the pandemic’s trajectory says Sedibeng has been above the ‘medium risk’ threshold for weeks

Gauteng could be hit harder in third wave, say Covid-19 modellers

The province could face a more severe third wave of infections compared to the second surge, according to two of the five scenarios presented

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Delay in J&J shots after mistakes by US firm could slow start of vaccine rollout

Aspen awaits nod from medicine regulators in the US and Europe to release doses

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EXCLUSIVE: Vaccine U-turn puts pregnant women back in line

Sahpra has reviewed the data and says pregnant and breastfeeding women can now receive Covid-19 vaccinations

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Government looks to buy millions of Russian and Chinese vaccines

Russia’s Sputnik V and China’s CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccines have yet to be approved by SA’s medicines regulator

Pregnant women face vaccine hurdle as regulator reviews safety data

Some of the most vulnerable are at risk of being left out of SA’s vaccination drive

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Medical schemes regulator boosts patients’ rights to choose their pharmacy

The move will bring relief to independent pharmacies shut out of designated provider networks

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