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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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Covid in South Africa: what to expect in the short and long term

In light of the approaching winter months, combined with the recent lifting of the national disaster act, South Africans have anxiously been watching an increase in Covid infections. The Conversation Africa spoke to infectious disease specialist Veronica Ueckermann about the current trajectory of the pandemic in the country. How is the latest peak different to […]

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Life insurers ‘need to rethink their underwriting’ to cope with increase in non-communicable diseases

The growing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), coupled with an increase in the life expectancy of South Africans, means that life insurers need to rethink or innovate their underwriting processes. This is one of the findings in a series of recently published research briefs, each exploring a different aspect of managing NCDs in South Africa. […]

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Managing long COVID in the workplace

Managing long COVID in the workplace

ENSafrica recently published an interesting article on one of the after-effects of Covid termed “Long COVID” and provided some proactive measures that employers can take to identify and manage it in the workplace. In for the long haul? Managing employees who suffer from long COVID At present, there is no official medical definition of long […]

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