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Health department to administer second Covid-19 vaccine booster shot for those 50 and older  

By: News24Wire      6th June 2022 People aged 50 and older are now eligible for an additional booster shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, the national health department has... 

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Africa's Covid deaths to fall by 94% in 2022, WHO analysis shows

By: Reuters     2nd June 2022 Deaths on the African continent from Covid-19 are expected to fall by nearly 94% in 2022 compared to last year, modelling by the World Health... 

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SIU welcomes arrest in R5.9-million PPE fraud, corruption 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     1st June 2022 The Special Investigating Unit on Wednesday confirmed the arrests of three people involved in personal protective equipment fraud and corruption... 

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Covid-19 accelerated multilateralism tension – SAIIA

By: Thabi Shomolekae     1st June 2022 South African Institute of International Affairs chief executive Elizabeth Sidiropoulos has said the two-year Covid-19 pandemic is one of the... 

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Sahpra ends use of Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment in SA 

By: Sane Dhlamini     30th May 2022 South African Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete announced on Monday the termination of the use of the Ivermectin drug... 

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Vaccine hesitancy preventing SA from living beyond pandemic – Pinky Kekana  

By: Thabi Shomolekae     26th May 2022 Deputy Minister in the Presidency Pinky Kekana has warned that vaccine hesitancy is preventing the country from living beyond the pandemic, and... 

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Africa’s economic recovery will be costly – AfDB

By: Thabi Shomolekae     26th May 2022 Africa will need at least $432-billion to address the effects of Covid-19 on its economies and on the lives of Africans — resources it does not... 

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Nigeria receives 4.4m doses of J&J Covid vaccine from Spain

By: Reuters     25th May 2022 Nigeria has received 4.4-million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from Spain, a government official said on Tuesday. Nigeria has... 

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Omicron mutations may result in weaker future Covid-19 waves, says Netcare

By: News24Wire      23rd May 2022 For the six months to end-March, Netcare reported a 2% increase in revenue to R10.3-billion, with adjusted headline profit per share rising 29%.... 

When Africans asked for Covid shots, they didn't get them. Now they don't want them

By: Reuters     18th May 2022 It's noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their mothers while they wait to get their measles vaccines. Outside, an area... 

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Aspen’s Covid flop bodes ill for Africa’s vaccine making drive

By: Bloomberg     18th May 2022 Africa’s drive to set up a vaccine industry after being left at the back of the queue in the global scramble for Covid-19 shots has stumbled at the... 

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