Science

The widespread misuse of antibiotics in humans, animals and the environment must stop

I know of many cases where employers will not allow sick leave without employees having antibiotics to show for it

By

Science | 31 January 2022

Why the “war” against bacteria is the wrong strategy

Part two in a series on antibiotic resistance

By

Science | 27 January 2022

Living with Covid - The pandemic has changed and so must our approach to it

How vaccination nudges our immune systems

By

Science | 26 January 2022

There’s another pandemic we should be focused on: antibiotic-resistant infections

Millions of people are now dying every year because of bad practices and South Africa is one of the worst culprits

By

Science | 25 January 2022

Covid-19: How South Africa differs from the rest of the continent

Deaths have been massively underestimated in Africa

By , and

Science | 19 January 2022

Why we need the James Webb Space Telescope AND the SKA

The two are very different

By

Science | 18 January 2022

Western Cape study shows why Omicron wave caused less death

High rates of vaccination, past infections and the variant itself helped suppress deaths and hospitalisations

By

Science | 14 January 2022

The paradox of infection and vaccination statistics

Does it seem like a lot of your vaccinated friends are infected with Covid? That doesn’t mean the vaccines aren’t working

By

Science | 8 December 2021

We have a new Covid variant. An epidemiologist explains what we should do

If we do lock down, we must time it properly for it to be effective

By

Science | 26 November 2021

Government funding delay causes vital insect research unit to close

“Our organisation was subsidising a lot of work in the hope that the tender would come through, and it just hasn’t”

By

Science | 22 October 2021

Covid-19: Is it time to allow home-testing?

Some scientists argue it will reduce transmission, but the South African regulator is worried

By and

Science | 19 October 2021

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

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

By

Science | 15 October 2021

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

By and

Science | 8 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

By

Science | 23 September 2021

Nick Hudson and PANDA are wrong. Believing them is deadly

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

By

Science | 14 September 2021

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

Researchers have suggested how government can help fix the numbers

By and

Science | 12 August 2021