Articles by Michael Cherry

Top scientists slam government for not using AstraZeneca vaccines

“South Africa has squandered the opportunity to protect half a million of its most vulnerable citizens”

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26 March 2021

Cape Town’s sewers offer clues to next Covid-19 wave

Waste treatment plants across the city are being monitored weekly

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10 March 2021

Covid-19: Scientists reveal good news about variant discovered in South Africa

If you have antibodies to the 501Y.V2 variant, you likely have protection against other strains of the virus

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4 March 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine looks excellent for South Africa in first published detailed analysis

Concern raised about missed production target, but Professor Glenda Gray says it’s a well-oiled company and they know what they have to do

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25 February 2021

A new vaccine is being tested in Cape Town: Here’s why it’s different

Scientists hope SARS-CoV-2 will be less likely to evade it

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18 February 2021

Why some scientists think the AstraZeneca vaccine is still useful for South Africa

While the results are disappointing against the local variant of the Covid-19 virus, there are reasons to think the vaccine may reduce deaths

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14 February 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

Can you be reinfected with the new Covid-19 variant? And how effective will vaccines be against it?

We don’t know the answers yet, but a local study sheds some light

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25 January 2021

Covid-19: Has the alcohol ban helped?

A study at Groote Schuur Hospital suggests it has freed up much-needed beds

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19 January 2021