Israeli official defends premium paid for Covid-19 vaccines

Government official says the price of vaccines ‘so ridiculously low’ compared to the terrible economic damage of national closure

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Researchers may know soon if vaccines can beat coronavirus mutant

SA tests expected to establish efficacy of three preparations within weeks

First Covax vaccine doses to arrive in February

The government has been under fire for failing to procure sufficient vaccines as a matter or urgency

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AU will allocate Covid-19 vaccines based on population size and epidemic severity

Avatt’s initiative is intended to complement Covax, which has promised 600-million doses to Africa by the end of 2021

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Deaths hit record high in first week of 2021

Excess natural deaths reflect those caused by Covid-19 and ‘collateral’ deaths due to people either afraid or unable to get vital health services

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Eastern Cape considering schools as Covid-19 vaccination sites

The provincial government estimates it will need to immunise 200,000 health-care workers during the first phase of its vaccination programme

Western Cape health-care staff to get jabs within weeks

About 100,000 health-care workers will need to be immunised in first phase of  Covid-19 vaccination rollout

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WATCH: Why Dennis Davis wants wealthy people to have lifestyles audits

Davis tax committee chair judge Dennis Davis talks to Business Day TV about how to address the revenue shortfall

Using ivermectin for Covid-19 is risky and unethical, say government advisers

The drug, used to treat parasitic infections in animals, is being diverted to treat coronavirus patients in SA

WATCH: Covid-19 vaccine strategy raises new questions

Michael Avery talks to a panel about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s vaccine rollout plan

J&J vaccine results expected in 10 days’ time

Local manufacturer Aspen Pharmacare secured a deal that will see it fill and package as many as 300-million vials per year at its sterile plant in Port ...

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Another daily record of Covid-19 infections for SA

SA recorded its worst day for Covid-19 infections, with 21,980 cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.

Clicks and Dis-Chem plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines

SA’s biggest pharmacy chains have heeded health minister Zweli Mkhize’s call to help with the rollout

SA identifies more than 20,000 new Covid infections for the second day in a row

New cases take the total since the beginning of the pandemic in SA to above 1.17-million

Subsidised vaccine rollout to cost medical schemes as much as R7bn

Each member would pay for a non-member’s vaccination, says Discovery Health CEO Ryan Noach

SA hits grim milestone of more than 21,000 Covid infections in a day

Death toll to date hits 31,368, says health minister Zweli Mkhize

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