Category COVID-19

News and hard-hitting, insightful, thoughtful, evidence-based, provocative, and progressive analysis of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

New COVID variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global “maximum suppression”

The ongoing global rollout of life-saving vaccines no longer guarantees victory over COVID-19 as new "variants of concern" are now emerging and rapidly spreading worldwide, "putting current pandemic control efforts, including vaccination, at risk of being derailed," a group of leading health experts from around the world argues in this joint op-ed.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa outlines South Africa’s “drastic measures” to combat the coronavirus pandemic

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement declaring the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 a "national state of disaster" and outlining South Africa's "urgent and drastic" measures to combat the pandemic, issued Sunday, March 15, 2020, when SA had 61 confirmed cases. Five days later, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa had soared to 150.
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