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What are the Benefits of Mixing & Matching Your COVID Booster Shot?

South Africa's National Department of Health has today published a new circular that details recently updated COVID-19 vaccination dosing rules in the country, with new information about what is known as vaccine "Mixing & Matching" for adults. Information in the...

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Extended to Over 35s in South Africa – When Can You Get the Jab?

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in South Africa is extending to younger age groups, according to Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, who made the announcement during a media briefing today. Vaccine registrations for people between the ages of 35 - 49...

Ramaphosa, Macron Announce “Landmark” Plan to Produce mRNA Vaccines in South Africa

South Africa is set to build a new hub for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines, announces President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa addressed a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The conference was facilitated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Macron,...

Innovative Tech Critical in Vaccinating South Africa’s Rural and Remote Areas

As South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination programme ramps up, with a target to vaccinate 41-million people by the end of March next year, health NGO Right to Care is deploying teams to vaccinate South Africans living in hard-to-reach places in...

South Africa Begins First COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The University of Witswatersrand has announced that South Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial is set to begin, with participants to be enrolled by the end of the week. "This is a landmark moment for South Africa and Africa at this...

Coronavirus Antibodies Vanish a Few Months After Patients Recover, New Study Finds

According to a study published in the Journal of Nature Medicine, recovered COVID-19 patients may rapidly lose antibodies - the blood proteins necessary to stave off virus infections and the cornerstone of vaccinology. The finding raises new questions about the...

COVID-19 Vaccine Backed by Bill and Melinda Gates Enters Human Trials

The world continues to reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus - a massive, spanning crisis that is meeting almost all aspects of our lives in some capacity. Economies stutter, businesses suffer, and human lives are lost. Amidst the...

A Coronavirus Vaccine is being Tested on Humans, but when will it be Ready?

Around the world, about 35 companies and institutions are racing to craft the much-needed vaccine for COVID-19, and The Guardian reports, that at least four of them have candidates ready for human trials. At the forefront of these candidates is...
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Enhancing IoT Security with a Cyber Immune Solution

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, ranging from wearables to smart home appliances, are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals for...
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