• The CDC’s 5 tips to make your face mask more protective

    Make masks safer with these easy hacks Brendan Williams, the president of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, putting on a surgical mask while carrying another mask.  Public-health experts are [...]

  • The Next Pandemic Could Be 10 times Worse

    The Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates explains that humanity is not prepared for the next pandemic - we look at how we can deal with them. Bill Gates famously warned about [...]

  • Health Providers Worldwide Welcome Biden Reversal of Anti-Abortion Funding

    By restoring funding cut off by his predecessor, President Biden ended four years of what abortion rights advocates called a concerted assault on women’s reproductive health in the developing world. [...]

  • How South Africa’s new Covid-19 vaccine ‘ID system’ will work – and the documents you will need

    Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and other health officials have provided an update on South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. In a media briefing on Wednesday evening (27 January), the Department [...]

  • Covid-19 is probably here to stay – can we adapt?

    Until the virus becomes a much milder illness, masking, vaccination and surveillance are critical to end the pandemic phase. AS THE COVID PANDEMIC CONTINUES to run its course, the likeliest long-term [...]

  • South Africa is going to get a third wave of coronavirus, even a fourth

    Covid fatigue, super-spreader events and a virulent local variant of the virus put economy and healthcare in crisis. Families wait outside a hall for food. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Jason Burke South Africa [...]

  • How Airflow and Ventilation Inside Your Car Influences COVID-19 Transmission Risk

    A new study uses computer simulations to track airflows inside a car’s passenger cabin, providing potential strategies — some of them counterintuitive — for reducing the risk of transmitting airborne [...]

  • SA Vaccine Concerns – What Next?

    Non-pharmaceutical interventions still lead the way for public health and risk mitigation as vaccine is delayed. As the African country with the worst confirmed coronavirus outbreak, SA is yet to [...]

  • We Need to Talk About Ventilation

    How is it that over six months into a respiratory pandemic, we are still doing so little to mitigate airborne transmission and tackle ventilation issues? It seems baffling that despite [...]

  • Summer holidays, safely – Playtime in a pandemic

    Summer is here, and many are looking forward to an opportunity to de-stress with friends and family over the December holidays. But in 2020 everything is different - the coronavirus [...]