Omicron variant

All hail our superhero scientists

They say not all heroes wear capes and it’s true: today’s heroes wear lab coats, gloves and safety glasses. 👩🏽‍⚕️ We’re talking about the world’s remarkable scientists. When South Africans first heard about a mysterious virus in China in early 2020, scientists had already identified and sorted the entire genome of the coronavirus and had …

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Keeping up with Covid-19

Here’s everything you need to know about the spiky little devil in our midst (don’t panic, Justice Mogoeng, it’s a metaphor):  🔹Yesterday the UK removed South Africa and ten other countries from its travel red list! This means visiting friends and family from the UK won’t have to fork out over R50k to quarantine on …

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Let’s start with the good news: the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has approved a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine. 💪🏽 People who are 18 years and older can go for their third shot at least six months after receiving their second dose, while people aged 12 and older who are immunocompromised …


The big story: Omi – who?

Like other South Africans, your head is probably spinning with the news of the Omicron variant. It happened so quickly, and before we knew it, plans to see loved ones from abroad after years of separation were cruelly halted as many in the developed world, like Britain, quickly hit us with shock travel bans.  We’ll …

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