When Daily Maverick raised the spectre of a public health scandal to rival the HIV/AIDS treatment crisis, health minister Zweli Mkhize hurriedly gave a briefing on government’s Covid‑19 vaccination ‘strategy’. In it, he said nothing of substance.
“I would remind you all that using the province’s own statistics, the risk of death under 65 in this province is one in 300,000. One in 300,000. You’ve got to get a grip on this.”
High iron levels also increase your Corona and blood clotting risks. Donating blood regularly solves the problem and gives huge health benefits.
More studies will be needed to understand what the white blood cells are doing and whether they pose long-term risk.
Kobe City General Medical Hospital study on a thousand blood samples: only 0,01% died due to Covid. The prudence of scientists: do not let your guard down
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance this spring aimed at improving the accuracy of death certificates as the novel coronavirus spread across the nation.
In one respect at least, the government’s latest economic plan is a vast improvement on its most famous predecessor: at 38 pages, the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan published earlier this month is only about one twentieth of the length of the National Development Plan (NDP) adopted in 2012.
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An independent non-profit alliance of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and staff around the world who have united in the wake of the Covid-19 response chapter to share experiences with a view to ending all lockdowns and related damaging measures and to re-establish universal health determinance of psychological and physical wellbeing for all humanity.
Wines of South Africa (Wosa) said that the losses were due to lockdown bans on sales and exports and alcohol sales were still not allowed over weekends under Level 1 lockdown.
The concept and scope of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan delivered last week bear a strong resemblance to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal of the 1930s.
Doctors at Stanford University are at the forefront of a global movement of health experts who are criticizing lockdowns to control COVID-19 and say schools and businesses should reopen, but with a focus on protecting the elderly and infirm who are most vulnerable to the virus.
Pandemics Data & Analytics questioned the projections of the Covid-19 epidemiology models on which government based its lockdown decisions. Nechama Brodie wrongfully tries to dismiss it as a ‘narrow interest group’ that is ‘dishonest’ and ‘revisionist’.
I took advantage of the easing of lockdown restrictions two weeks ago and headed off on holiday. Not that I’d been having such a bad time of lockdown. But wider vistas were in order. I did what many thousands of other Gautengers had decided to do, judging by the lines of 4x4s piled high with the best camping gear on offer, and the butch bush-camp trailers and assorted caravans on the south-bound N3 toll gates at the end of the long weekend.
Scientists have cleared up many mysteries surrounding the coronavirus, but one question still inspires debate: Does a person’s viral load, the amount of the virus in their body, determine how sick they get?
Africa is not short of ill-treated minorities. While on this part of the continent, race and nationalism dominate the political scene, ethnicity is a bigger problem in many other countries. It was ethnic conflict which led to the worst genocide in African history; it was ethnic conflict that motivated Robert Mugabe’s brutal massacre of the Ndebele, and even in South Africa it was ethnicity that drove the violence between the IFP and ANC.