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Booster shot is particularly effective in protecting against severe Covid outcomes, says Discovery

Vaccination is less effective at preventing contracting the Omicron variant, compared with previous variants of Covid-19, but still provides excellent protection against severe illness and death, particularly if one has a booster shot. This was said by Dr Ronald Whelan, the chief commercial officer of Discovery Health and the head of the company’s Covid-19 Task […]

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Low risk of severe complications following Covid vaccination, says Discovery Health

Low risk of severe complications following Covid vaccination, says Discovery Health

Three studies by Discovery Health actuaries have concluded that the benefits of being vaccinated against Covid-19 “undoubtedly” outweigh the risks. The research was based on data from members of medical schemes administered by Discovery Health. It addresses the following three questions: How effective is the Pfizer vaccine at protecting against hospital admission and death? Do […]

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Discovery official allegedly tried to influence outcome of board election

A senior Discovery Health official who was recorded while attempting to influence the outcome of a board election, has resigned. LA Health services about 91 000 employees in local government. Discovery, as its administrator, earns about R500m in fees each year. Two months ago, its brokers in KZN were called to a meeting at Discovery’s […]

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