Articles by Nathan Geffen

Nathan Geffen started GroundUp in 2012. Previously he was active in the Treatment Action Campaign.

Covid-19 has claimed nearly a quarter of a million lives in South Africa

Here’s how deaths have changed over the past two decades

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8 October 2021

Nick Hudson and PANDA are wrong. Believing them is deadly

Vaccines are working in South Africa. Here’s the proof

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14 September 2021

How to boost the Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Government has got a few things right, but there’s so much more it can still do

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18 August 2021

Deaths from Covid-19 are more than double the official count

Researchers have suggested how government can help fix the numbers

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12 August 2021

Vaccine denialism kills: Mail & Guardian has let down its readers

Those who dispute that the Covid vaccines used in South Africa are safe and effective are just wrong

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10 August 2021

Ivermectin: balance of evidence shows no benefit against Covid-19

While it’s too soon to say that the drug is useless, it has clearly been overhyped

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5 July 2021

The EFF wants us to use the Russian and Chinese vaccines. But there are unanswered questions about them

The regulatory authority must act in the public interest and not be swayed by undue pressure

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23 June 2021

Why should South Africans care about Israel’s apartheid?

“We recognise apartheid when we see it” say South African Jews

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21 May 2021

How to vaccinate millions as quickly as possible

Don’t try to micromanage the rollout

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14 May 2021

In photos: the grim aftermath of Cape Town’s fire

Flames destroy buildings, monuments and precious archives

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19 April 2021

This is how South Africa’s vaccination programme works. But is the system able to scale up?

Getting vaccinated “is the best thing you can do for yourself” says Groote Schuur nurse

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17 March 2021

Covid-19: Remarkable results from blood donor survey

For the four provinces analysed, over half the population has likely had a SARS-CoV-2 infection

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13 February 2021

Covid-19: Ivermectin obsession is dangerous

A court case brought by Afriforum risks undermining the scientific governance of medicine

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29 January 2021

Record number of South Africans died in first week of 2021

11,000 of the nearly 20,000 deaths are considered excess deaths. The vast majority are likely due to Covid-19

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13 January 2021

AIDS victories show what we can do if we try

We can do the same for Covid-19 and other diseases

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1 December 2020