COVID-19

Keep informed about the latest stories related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

26 January 2021

South African scientists who discovered new COVID-19 variant share what they know

Scientists have observed that 501Y.V2 has quickly become "dominant" among multiple variants that have been circulating in the South African population.

26 January 2021

Door to Door in Miami’s Little Havana to Build Trust in Testing, Vaccination

It’s time-consuming but worthwhile: Residents respond to messages about Covid testing and vaccines when outreach teams speak their language and make a personal connection.

25 January 2021

COVID-19 impact ‘vastly underestimated’ in African countries

Zambian data challenges the assumption African populations may have been spared from COVID-19.

25 January 2021

How accurate are lateral flow tests?

Will these rapid tests really allow us to lower our guard during the pandemic?

25 January 2021

COVID-19 and the cost of vaccine nationalism

Without a vaccine, the worldwide economic impact of COVID-19 would have been $3.4 trillion a year. But even with a COVID-19 vaccine, unequal allocation could cost the global economy up to $1.2 trillion a year in GDP.

25 January 2021

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the COVID-19 response

COVID-19 is deepening global food insecurity, as the pandemic’s economic impact adds to existing challenges.

24 January 2021

Coronavirus: why combining the Oxford vaccine with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine could make it more effective

Vaccines that use harmless viruses as a delivery mechanism are vulnerable to being attacked by our immune system – but experimenting with how they are given could get around this.

23 January 2021

Delaying the second COVID vaccine dose – a medical expert answers key questions

A medical professor explains the reasoning behind the delay in the UK and what impact this might have on the vaccine's effectiveness.

22 January 2021

Could coronavirus persist in ‘safe havens’ of the body?

Some people continue to shed viral RNA for weeks or months after developing COVID-19. Could persistent pockets of infection be to blame?

21 January 2021

COVID-19 policy briefs must be realistic: a review by young southern African scientists

African leaders can make strategies to fight COVID-19 more accessible to the people.

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