A nine-week high in the positivity rates and increasing incidence of virus fragments in wastewater point to a resurgence of Covid-19.
Browsing: Shabir Madhi
The level of immunity among South Africa’s population due to earlier infections may be masking the severity of illness caused by the Omicron variant, scientists said.
South Africa has asked Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer to delay delivery of Covid-19 vaccines because it now has too much stock.
Shabir Madhi has been a key player in shaping the country’s response. Here he provides an assessment of plans to vaccinate adolescents, and next steps.
Herd immunity is no longer a discussion the world – or South Africa – should be having. We should start to avoid using that term in the context of Sars-CoV-2, because it’s unlikely to materialise in our lifetimes. By Shabir A Madhi.
Government, lauded for its swift lockdown in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus, is now being pilloried for being slow off the mark to secure vaccines.