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The who, when, where and how of South Africa’s mass Covid vaccination campaign

From today, people aged 60 years and older and some health workers will be vaccinated by June and everyone else by February 2022 The post The who, when, where and how of South Africa’s mass Covid vaccination campaign appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccines, Nationwide, Department Of Health, Top Six, Register, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Electronic Vaccine Data System, Mass Vaccination Drive, Sisonke programme


How to get your Covid-19 vaccine

Since the start of 2020 the country has paused its roll-out twice, swapped AstraZeneca jabs for Pfizer’s and Johnson & Johnson’s and now phase two has started The post How to get your Covid-19 vaccine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccines, Nationwide, Openaccess, Johnson & Johnson, J&J, Top Six, Register, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Electronic Vaccine Data System, Mass Vaccination Drive, Sisonke programme


Healthy workplaces are foundational for a healthy society

Business has a critical role to play in fostering diversity and inclusion and building healthier workplaces and societies in the wake of the crisis The post Healthy workplaces are foundational for a healthy society appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Workplace, Opinion, Diversity, Openaccess, Business Leadership, Top Six, COVID-19


A lab leak in Wuhan remains a 'viable' theory for the coronavirus' origin, an international group of scientists says

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, pictured on April 17, 2020. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty A WHO investigation found that it's extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. But some scientists say the lab-leak theory remains viable and should be investigated further. There's no evidence the virus was present in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, experts are still...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, Trends, Switzerland, Who, World Health Organization, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Geneva Switzerland, NIAID, Stanford University School of Medicine, Hebei, Yunnan, US European Union


Scientists Want a Serious Investigation Into the Origins of the Coronavirus

Scientists in several countries are calling for a serious investigation into the beginnings of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that gave rise to the covid-19 pandemic. In an open letter released Thursday, the group says that there are still too many unanswered questions about how the pandemic started and that the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Infectious Diseases, Occupational Safety and Health, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Coronaviridae, Zoonoses, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, Covid 19 Pandemic, Technology Internet, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus


All the free stuff your state is giving away if you get vaccinated

Philadelphia Flyers fan Stephen Zorzi of Pittman, New Jersey gets his COVID-19 vaccine shot administered by Penn Medicine Nurse Practitioner Erin McMenamin before game against the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. From alcohol and event tickets, to a $1 million jackpot, local and ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Justice, Congress, New York City, Alabama, West Virginia, Trends, Ap, Features, Chicago, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Beach


Frosty reception awaits vaccines: Sub-zero storage crucial

Careful planning is needed to ensure doses are safely distributed across the country The post Frosty reception awaits vaccines: Sub-zero storage crucial appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19


South Africa not yet in a third wave, says health department

The number of Covid-19 cases in the country has increased by an average of 46% over seven days The post South Africa not yet in a third wave, says health department appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Pandemic, Top Six, Third Wave, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Richard Lessells, Shabir Madhi


Sweeter local sales rescue sugar

The master plan to rescue the industry means that at least 80% of sugar consumption will come from South African farms and millers The post Sweeter local sales rescue sugar appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Sugar, Sugar Tax, Imports, National Treasury, Sugar industry, Lockdown, Top Six, Tito Mboweni, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Health Promotion Levy, South African Canegrowers Association


Huma, which uses AI and biomarkers to monitor patients and for medical research, raises $130M

While much of the world eagerly watches to see if the vaccination rollout helps curb and eventually stamp out Covid-19, one of the companies that has been helping to manage the spread of the virus is announcing a big round of funding on the heels for strong demand for its technology. Huma, which combines data from biomarkers with predictive algorithms both to help monitor patients, and uses the same technology to help researchers and pharmaceutical companies run clinical trials, has closed an eq...
Tags: Health, Google, Asia, Europe, UK, London, India, Softbank, Funding, US, Samsung, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, NHS, Sony, Pfizer


As tech offices begin to reopen, the workplace could look very different

The pandemic forced many employees to begin working from home, and, in doing so, may have changed the way we think about work. While some businesses have slowly returned to the office, depending on where you live and what you do, many information workers remain at home. That could change in the coming months as more people get vaccinated and the infection rate begins to drop in the U.S. As that happens, it is likely that more offices will reopen. We’ve already heard from major employers like Sal...
Tags: Health, Work From Home, Startups, Real Estate, San Francisco, Tech, Salesforce, Rhode Island, COVID-19, EC Future of Work, EC Real Estate and Proptech


Drop in child vaccinations a danger

There are fears of a resurgence in preventable childhood diseases in the face of poor immunisation data The post Drop in child vaccinations a danger appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Top Six, Measles, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Pertussis, COVID-19, African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Child diseases, Child Immunisation, child immunisation pre Covid, Christine Muhigana, DTP3, Greg Hussey, Johann van den Heever


Fauci says India needs other countries to 'chip in' to help the country curb COVID-19 spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Alex Wong/Getty Images Countries like the US must step up and help India deal with its surging COVID-19 cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. In India, people are dying at alarming rates and hospitals are running out of oxygen. Fauci said the country should impose a national lockdown and vaccine manufacturers need to think about how to distribute doses to India. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging countries like the United States to step...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, ABC News This Week, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Anthony Fauci Alex Wong Getty


Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to avoid all Florida stops after the state banned businesses from asking for proof of vaccination

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky ship. Alan Diaz/Associated Press Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to skip all stops in Florida to avoid potentially unvaccinated customers. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order last month prohibiting businesses from mandating COVID-19 vaccines. Norwegian Cruise Line announced last month that all passengers aboard must be vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. A popular cruise line is threatening to avoid stops i...
Tags: Health, Transportation, Florida, Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Associated Press, Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, McCloud, Ron DeSantis, Del Rio


The CDC for the first time acknowledges that the coronavirus is airborne

A woman wears a mask in front of a pharmacy in Oberhausen, Germany. Fabian Strauch/Picture Alliance/Getty Images The CDC acknowledged that the coronavirus is airborne in updated guidance. The new guidance specifies that the coronavirus can be spread through inhalation of respiratory droplets containing the virus. Previously, CDC guidance stated that most infections were transmitted through "close contact, not airborne transmission." See more stories on Insider's business page. In revi...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, New York Times, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Virginia Tech, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University More


Nancy Messonnier, the senior CDC official who first warned the US about the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty CDC health official Nancy Messonnier announced she was resigning on Friday. She said her last day with the CDC would be May 14. Messonnier was the first US official to publicly warn the country of the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nancy Messonnier - a senior health expert at t...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Speed, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Mike Pence Read, Messonnier, Nancy Messonnier


What do mothers really want?

A bunch of flowers on Mother’s Day expresses gratitude but mothers need more – recognise all their work, listen to them, include them in decision-making The post What do mothers really want? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Mothers, Maternity, Pregnancy, Poverty, Mental Health, Unemployment, Parental Leave, Openaccess, Working Mothers, Pandemic, Embrace, Family Leave, Tax Rebates, Maternal Deaths, COVID-19


People are getting 'COVID nails,' and one expert says the unusual lines could be as useful as an antibody test to prove previous infection

So-called 'COVID nails' Tim Spector/ZOE A horizontal line across the nail could be a sign of a previous COVID-19. If "COVID nails" were an infection marker it could be as useful as an antibody test, Prof Spector said. The lines can happen on the fingers or toes and are harmless. See more stories on Insider's business page. Odd-looking nails could be a sign of previous coronavirus infection, a top UK scientist has said.Horizontal lines across the nail that appear several months...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Symptoms, Nails, King s College, Beau, Spector, British Association of Dermatologists, Tim Spector, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Catherine Schuster Bruce, Tanya Bleiker


People are getting 'COVID nails,' and one expert says the unusual lines could be used as an antibody test to prove previous infection

So-called 'COVID nails' Tim Spector/ZOE A horizontal line across the nail could be a sign of a previous COVID-19. If "COVID nails" were an infection marker it could be as useful as an antibody test, Prof Spector said. The lines can happen on the fingers or toes and are harmless. See more stories on Insider's business page. Odd-looking nails could be a sign of previous coronavirus infection, a top UK scientist has said.Horizontal lines across the nail that appear several months...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Symptoms, Nails, King s College, Beau, Spector, British Association of Dermatologists, Tim Spector, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Catherine Schuster Bruce, Tanya Bleiker


A California bar owner is accused of selling fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates for $20 each

EJ Hersom, Department of Defense Todd Anderson, the owner of Old Corner Saloon in Clements, California, has been arrested. Prosecutors say Anderson sold fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards from his bar. He's been charged with identity theft, forging government documents, and falsifying medical records. See more stories on Insider's business page. A California bar owner has been accused of selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards, state and county officials said this week....
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, News, California, Trends, Speed, San Joaquin County, The Washington Post, Anderson, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Todd Anderson, Kelly McLaughlin, Tori Verber Salazar, Coronavirus, COVID-19


First batch of Pfizer vaccines has landed in South Africa

The first shipment of Pfizer vaccines has reached the country after tense negotiations between manufacturers and the government The post First batch of Pfizer vaccines has landed in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccine, Aspen, Department Of Health, Openaccess, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johnson & Johnson, NiCd, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


Cities and states across the US are promising gift cards and event access to people with COVID-19 vaccines

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. So far, at least five states offer some form of incentive to encourage people to get the vaccine. See more sto...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, Justice, Congress, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Connecticut, University Of Chicago, Vaccine, Houston, Detroit, Mike Duggan, Harris County


State of play after 400 days of lockdown

With about 1.5-million infections and 54 000 deaths, Covid-19 is still very much part of our lives as the state works to boost vaccinations The post State of play after 400 days of lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccinations, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Health Department, Johnson & Johnson, J&J, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Portfolio Committee on Health, Sandile Buthelezi


Shanghai Rolls Out Gift Packages for Vaxxers

As of this week in Shanghai, some districts have started giving out rewards for getting the COVID vaccine. Here’s a sample: 普陀环球港打疫苗给礼物,二选一,要么200,要么图片里的饼干,大米和油…… Apparently for that one, you could choose between 200 RMB and a “grocery gift package” including biscuits, rice, and cooking oil. There were also rumors of some districts offering 500 RMB. “I should have waited to get my vaccine!” my co-worker lamented. (He’s already had both shots.) Word is that each district has vacc...
Tags: Health, Language, Shanghai, Linguistics, COVID-19


Millions of people are missing their 2nd COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

A nurse waits at an empty table for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Administration (VA) Long Beach Healthcare System pop-up vaccination site at the Dae Hueng Presbyterian Church on April 17, 2021 in Gardena, California. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the secon...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Va, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Detroit, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Don, Johnson Johnson, Los Angeles California, University of Central Florida


Millions of people are missing their second COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

lechatnoir/Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the second dose. Experts worry it will only be more difficult to achieve herd immunity if that 8% increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the weekend, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed millions of Americans who've had their first vaccin...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Don, University of Central Florida, Cyrus, Gladys, Venegas, Francis Collins, Brown University School of Public Health


Mkhize: South Africa won’t end up in India-like Covid third wave crisis

The department of health briefed parliament on South Africa’s readiness for a possible third Covid-19 wave, as members' expressed concerns in light of India’s surge in coronavirus infections. The post Mkhize: South Africa won’t end up in India-like Covid third wave crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, India, South Africa, Vaccinations, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Health Department, Johnson & Johnson, J&J, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Portfolio Committee on Health


A major COVID-19 outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India has left 2 dead and over 100 infected: CNN

The fiancee of a person who died of COVID-19 breaks down during cremation in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Coronavirus cases in India are surging faster than anywhere else in the world. AP Photo/Anupam Nath COVID-19 cases are surging in India as confirmed cases have skyrocketed in just two months. The outbreak spread to US diplomatic staff in the country, infecting over 100 and killing 2, according to CNN. The US has several consulates in India and an embassy, but the location o...
Tags: Health, Death, Politics, Science, News, India, US, International, Trends, Cnn, Speed, United States, New Delhi, Johns Hopkins, US State Department, GAUHATI India


A major COVID-19 outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India has left 2 dead and over 100 infected, CNN reports

The fiancee of a person who died of COVID-19 breaks down during cremation in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Coronavirus cases in India are surging faster than anywhere else in the world. AP Photo/Anupam Nath A major COVID-19 outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India has led to two deaths and more than 100 people testing positive for the virus in recent weeks, sources told CNN.The sources did not tell CNN where the outbreak happened, but the United States has four consulates acro...
Tags: Health, Death, Politics, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Cnn, Speed, United States, New Delhi, Johns Hopkins, GAUHATI India, Anupam Nath, Kelly McLaughlin


Bill Gates disagreed with sharing 'the recipe' for the coronavirus vaccines, but it doesn't mean he's refusing to expand production in developing nations

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO-turned philanthropist Bill Gates. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo Bill Gates is being accused of refusing to share COVID-19 vaccine formulas with developing nations. The source of that accusation is a Sky News interview with Gates - but he doesn't say that. Instead, Gates speaks to the difficulties of ramping up vaccine production in untested facilities. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Bill Gates has advocated for pandemic preparednes...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, India, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Vaccine, Sky News, Vaccines, Gates, Johnson Johnson, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Coronavirus



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