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WHO moves to update COVID-19 guidance after ‘great news’ in Dexamethasone study

Dexamethasone is a low-cost drug which already exists and is in good supply. Dexamethasone was first made in 1957 and became available for use in the early 1960s. Because it’s been around for such a long time, the drug is out of patent, which means lots of different companies can make it and it is widely …

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The chance of dying from COVID-19 for different risk factors in South Africa

People with tuberculosis (TB) and HIV are more likely to die from COVID-19 but they’re still better off than people living with hypertension and diabetes. This was one of the findings which the Western Cape’s Department of Health shared in a recent panel discussion. Professor Mary-Ann Davies, director at the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology …

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa – 24 May 2020

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane Fellow compatriots, Ri perile, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Gooie naand, Good evening. It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, we have implemented severe and …

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