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Covid-19: ‘I don’t want anyone to go through what we went through’: Son shares final farewell to dad

Covid-19: ‘I don’t want anyone to go through what we went through’: Son shares...

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Maliek Fagodien had always imagined a big send-off for his father when he died.But the well-known and respected elder in the Muslim community, who used to be the voice of the call to prayer at the Kapteinsklip Masjid, final farewell was attended by only 15 people after he succumbed to the coronavirus."He died alone," a…
Unscientific and nonsensical: Top scientific adviser slams government’s lockdown strategy

Unscientific and nonsensical: Top scientific adviser slams government’s lockdown strategy

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The government's phased exit from the lockdown is nonsensical and unscientific, says one of the top scientists advising it.  Dr Glenda Gray, a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) and chairperson of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), said the lockdown should be eradicated completely, and that non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI), such as handwashing, wearing…
WP Rugby: The deadly drip that is thwarting Dobson

WP Rugby: The deadly drip that is thwarting Dobson

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Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer WP Rugby and by extension the Stormers are, I believe, the biggest losers in many respects from the nail-biting "transfer window" over South African professional rugby players that ended at midnight on Thursday ... even if it is really just the continuation of a scarily well-developed trend at Newlands.SIGN UP…
Lockdown: Calls to mental health and suicide helplines have more than doubled

Lockdown: Calls to mental health and suicide helplines have more than doubled

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The national coronavirus lockdown and its effects have led to an increase in depression, anxiety and suicide thoughts among South Africans.This is evident from the sheer volume of calls received by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) since the beginning of the lockdown on 27 March.Its operations director, Cassey Chambers, told News24 there…
PROFILE | John Steenhuisen: ‘The DA is in a far healthier position than it was a year ago’

PROFILE | John Steenhuisen: ‘The DA is in a far healthier position than it...

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Interim leader John Steenhuisen said his strategy is to position the DA to provide the economic solutions post the coronavirus crisis while the ANC owns the lockdown itself. Whether people trust him enough remains to be seen. Democratic Alliance interim leader John Steenhuisen said, with the ANC positioning themselves as protagonists of the lockdown, the DA…
Studies see ‘no benefit’ in hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 patients

Studies see ‘no benefit’ in hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 patients

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/ Business Issued on: 15/05/2020 - 17:11Modified: 15/05/2020 - 17:11 Hydroxychloroquine tablets on sale at a pharmacy in New Delhi, India, on April 27, 2020. © Sajjad Hussain, AFP Treating Covid-19 patients with the anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) had no positive effect and caused other health complications, two new studies showed Friday. The drug has…
Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine trial on monkeys shows promise

Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine trial on monkeys shows promise

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Social media rules. That’s bad in a pandemic

Social media rules. That’s bad in a pandemic

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(CNN)Popular social media posts are filled with inaccuracies about science. They could damage public health during this coronavirus pandemic, the authors of two separate studies say. One study found that more than one in four of the most popular YouTube videos about the novel coronavirus contained misinformation. Another found that vaccine skeptics were winning the…
New York barber defies state orders and stays open | WNT

New York barber defies state orders and stays open | WNT

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A Kingston barber with a positive coronavirus diagnosis has been operating “illicitly” throughout “the last few weeks”, according to the Ulster County Health Commissioner.WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF 'WORLD NEWS TONIGHT':https://bit.ly/2ZePsmKWATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT:http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-to...WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU:https://hulu.tv/33iKepm#WorldNewsTonight #COVID19 #Barber #Kingston #NY
Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ was not Snohomish County man, health officials say

Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ was not Snohomish County man, health officials say

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Dr. Jay Cook of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett speaks during a press conference about the first confirmed U.S. case of a virus known as the 2019 novel coronavirus at the state Public Health Laboratories on January 21, 2020 in Shoreline, Washington. The man who was first diagnosed with coronavirus in Snohomish County should not…