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More of Big Pharma's Covid vaccine bully tactics laid bare

With the release of a second tranche of information showing how South Africa was bullied into paying outrageously high prices for its Covid-19 vaccines,...

Genetics tied to Covid jab blood clots, say scientists

An autoimmune reaction, to which some people are predisposed, was responsible for the rare but deadly blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson...

Death risk from Covid still higher than from flu – US study

Researchers have determined that the risk of death from Covid-19 infection is still higher than it is from flu. Using data from the Clinical Epidemiology...

Masks didn’t stop infections after first Omicron wave – UK report

Wearing face masks may not have lowered the risk of Covid infection after the first Omicron wave, research has shown, but nevertheless, it still...

New post-Covid syndrome found in UK-US study

Scientists in the UK and US have discovered a previously overlooked Covid-related syndrome which has now resulted in a paper in eBioMedicine, a journal...

Covid-19 vaccines don’t cause many harms, US review finds

The Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna do not cause conditions like female infertility, myocardial infarction, Bell palsy, or Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. This...

Lest we forget, the AstraZeneca vaccine also saved millions  

Last week’s announcement that AstraZeneca would no longer market its Covid vaccine brings an end to one of the century’s most remarkable medical stories. Although...

Chinese scientist who first leaked Covid sequence back in lab after lockout

The scientist who in 2020 published the first sequence of the virus that causes Covid-19 has been let back into his Shanghai lab after...

Insufficient research on Covid jab side effects despite thousands of complaints

Increasing numbers of people are claiming to have suffered lasting side effects from Covid-19 jabs, yet they – and various experts, including medical professionals...

Scientists find Paxlovid does not shorten Covid symptoms in fully jabbed

Researchers have suggested that for people who are fully vaccinated but have at least one risk factor for severe Covid, the antiviral drug Paxlovid...

Unpacking Covid-19's effect on the gut

Covid-19, which is not just a respiratory infection, can cause symptoms throughout the body, with gastrointestinal symptoms being common in both acute and long...

Fake, social media Covid post ‘misleading’

The Health Department has dismissed social media reports of a new Covid-19 variant and asked the public to ignore the misleading message, saying the...

Doctor’s HPCSA hearing over Covid vaccine comments begins

A disciplinary hearing against doctor Shankara Chetty began in Durban last week after Wits University Professor Francois Venter lodged a complaint against him with...

Multiple forms of long Covid hamper diagnosis

Thousands of people around the world may be suffering from long Covid but are not being diagnosed or treated, say experts, because symptoms can...

Global leaders call for urgent agreement on pandemic deal

A group of more than 100 global leaders has called for governments to reach agreement on an international deal to prepare for and prevent...

Decoding some of Covid’s mysteries, four years on

When the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic in March 2020, nearly everything about the novel coronavirus was an open question, like...

‘Pandemic babies’ have stronger gut health – Irish study

Scientists have discovered that Covid-19 “pandemic babies” appear to have developed a “protection” against allergies that is unique to them, saying lockdown restrictions allowed...

Man shows no severe effects after 217 Covid jabs

A German man claiming to have received 217 Covid-19 vaccines in just 29 months isn’t reacting the way some scientists thought he would. The 62-year-old...

Undiagnosed diabetes added to Covid death toll

A recent study found that patients with undiagnosed diabetes represented 21.1% of all Covid-19 hospitalisations and 30.5% of all Covid-19 deaths across eight low-...

Persistent Covid more common than thought – UK study

British researchers have found that a higher percentage of the population than initially assumed has had “persistent” Covid-19 infections lasting more than 30 days,...

Scientists find possible Covid ‘brain fog’ cause – Irish study

The mystery surrounding the “brain fog” suffered by people with long Covid may finally have been revealed – with researchers saying that leaky blood...

Medics struggled to break death news during Covid – SA study

Breaking bad news is now an integral part of most healthcare professional training, but it’s important to teach how to do it using different...