More about the COVID-19 vaccine

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Dr Theo Kretzmar has long looked forward to the day he and his wife would be able to register for their COVID-19 vaccines. They registered first on the national Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS)
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It's important that we all understand how the various COVID-19 vaccines being developed globally work. This article looks at various global front-runner vaccines in detail. We summarise what you need to know, from how the vaccine works to efficacy, storage, side-effects, dose and more.
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South Africa has overcome the second wave of COVID-19 infection and moved to alert level 1. We're also approaching the April break - a time when people might, while relaxing with loved ones, be prone to relaxing their caution around preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, as experts warn, a third wave of infection could be upon us soon.
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Dr Ron Whelan, head of Discovery's COVID-19 Task Team (and chief commercial officer at Discovery Health), shares answers to a set of important questions around COVID-19 vaccines.
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Imagine layers of protection against COVID-19 as slices of Swiss cheese stacked one after the other. In recent months, experts have made reference to the "Swiss cheese metaphor" to explain how every preventive action has flaws, but together they create a powerful barrier against the spread of COVID-19 infection.
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This article - the first in a series of two - explains the words we all need to understand to be able to understand the ins and outs of COVID-19 vaccines (and all vaccines). Empower yourself with key vaccine vocabulary ahead of our second article which explores individual vaccines in fuller detail.
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There's never been a more important time to protect yourself against COVID-19 misinformation. Debunking misinformation is essential when it comes to the safety and efficacy of delivering vaccines to fight the virus.
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COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Other conditions caused by viruses include the common cold, flu, measles, chickenpox and many more.
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We've all heard people refer to the time periods relating to isolation for those who contract COVID 19, or quarantine for those are exposed to the disease.
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In his 11 January National Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa made it clear that South Africa, like countries the world over, was embarking on a massive COVID-19 vaccination programme. With our country's vaccine rollout underway, we update you on developments to date.
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South Africa is preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccines throughout 2021. The vaccines are on all our mind but how well do we understand the vaccines and the way they train our immune system to protect us against serious illnesses?
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Remarkable technology has fuelled the development of the various COVID-19 vaccines being produced around the world. Let's explore the reasons for their rapid development and explain the rigorous process that each vaccine goes through before being approved for use.
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