Articles by Nathan Geffen

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

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

Will Covid-19 vaccines bring life back to normal in 2021?

Vaccinating tens of millions of people will be very difficult

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26 November 2020

Covid-19: Getting the messaging right

If we keep it simple, adherence should be better

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22 October 2020

Six months of the Solidarity Fund: How is it doing?

An interview with Adrian Enthoven, deputy-chair of the fund

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1 October 2020

How we count our dead during Covid-19

From 6 May to 23 June, at least 4,000 South Africans died because of the pandemic

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2 July 2020

How to keep safe in supermarkets, schools and on public transport

Advice on how to reduce your risk and those around you of contracting Covid-19

Marc Mendelson, Shaheen Mehtar, Shabir Madhi and Nathan Geffen

29 May 2020

Health department boss calls for investigation into Glenda Gray

But leading scientist comes out in defence of MRC president

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22 May 2020

Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

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22 May 2020

Covid-19: Sixteen practical suggestions for easing the lockdown

No one knows with certainty what we should do, but we hope this stimulates public discussion

By Francois Venter, Kathy Mngadi, Nkuli Mashabane, Di Cooper, Nathan Geffen and Samanta Lalla-Edward

21 April 2020

Tim Noakes interview is dangerously misleading

And it contains elementary errors

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13 April 2020

Covid-19: What do South Africa’s numbers mean?

We explain confirmed cases, death rates and more

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8 April 2020