Articles by GroundUp Staff

If you’ve had Covid, should you get vaccinated?

Yes, the evidence shows vaccination reduces your risk of getting reinfected

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15 October 2021

Anti-vaxxers are making a false claim about the first vaccine dose. We debunk it

Contrary to what misinformers claim, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine does give you protection against Covid, and a second dose gives even more

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23 September 2021

Video: How do we know vaccines work?

And how do we know some medicines don’t?

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22 September 2021

Over 4 million vaccines administered, as rollout goes full steam ahead

Evidence accumulates that Covid-19 vaccines are saving lives across the planet

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9 July 2021

Alcohol bans reduced deaths, study finds

UCT and MRC researchers found that dozens of deaths a day were averted by restrictions

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3 July 2021

Excess deaths decline for first time since November

Mortality still near record high but it looks like we are turning the corner

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27 January 2021

Covid-19 and vaccines: Questions and answers

Updated 15 April 2021

GroundUp and Spotlight Staff

26 January 2021

Over 100,000 South Africans have probably died of Covid-19

Latest MRC report shows over 16,000 excess deaths in week ending 16 January

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24 January 2021

Extend disability grants, Black Sash tells SASSA as queues shock country

SASSA has proposed a ten-point plan to deal with backlogs

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14 January 2021

Covid-19: Our grimmest day yet

Minister reports 844 confirmed deaths. MRC reports worst week yet.

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7 January 2021

Health workers demand vaccine rollout

Thousands sign letter calling for Department of Health to act urgently

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2 January 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

Covid-19, evictions, fires and an elephant: GroundUp’s photos of the year

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22 December 2020

Late judgments: Is the Cape High Court doing better?

Something troubling has shaken our confidence in the data

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1 October 2020