Disability community wellbeing during lockdown

 Researchers surveyed the disability community to determine their financial and emotional wellbeing since the start of the global pandemic and national lockdown. Their findings call for more inclusion The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown haven’t left a stone unturned. No one has been immune to the impact the pandemic and […]

Complex motives behind fake news

Spreading fake news is generally acknowledged as being disruptive and potentially harmful. So much so that our nation’s president has on several occasions cautioned the public against sharing false information, with particular reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what drives people to create and circulate fake news? Kiara Sunder, a […]

Increased risk of COVID transmission with Delta variant

Dr Richard Friedland, chief executive officer of Netcare, says that the surge in COVID-19 cases and high admissions to hospitals in Gauteng are directly linked to the emergence of the Delta variant in South Africa. “Initial modelling suggested that Gauteng would experience a third wave, which would be lower than […]

Priority vaccination plea to save lives

With the rate of infections ever climbing and new variants always posing a risk, QASA is fighting to ensure its members are kept safe Risk of death rather than mortality rates should be the criteria that secures priority vaccination argues the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). The organisation has […]

Priority vaccination plea to save lives

Risk of death rather than mortality rates should be the criteria that secures priority vaccination argues the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). The organisation has made a plea to the Department of Health to include quadriplegics and paraplegics in the second round of the vaccine roll out. The organisations […]