Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House, May 15, 2020.
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What does Dr. Anthony Fauci have in common with a fictional doctor in Henrik Ibsen's classic 1882 play, 'An Enemy of the People'? More than you'd think.
Surfers walk on the beach while the fire continues to blaze on the mountains behind them in 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Until now, the interaction of temperature and air pollution and its contribution to these diseases hasn't been studied conclusively in South Africa - or anywhere on the African continent.
The death of George Floyd when a police officer kneeled on his neck sparked days of protests in cities across the U.S.
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It's nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.
For the people who do show symptoms of COVID-19, what are they and why do they differ?
The ban on the sale of alcohol has been partially lifted, but tobacco remains prohibited.
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South Africa’s lockdown rules started with high legitimacy. But it has been eroded and has now dissolved.
Removing social medicine from the education of medical students would be to their detriment - as well as their future patients.
South Africa’s professional surfers have been allowed back in the water.
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The judgment creates a new layer of uncertainty in an already highly fluid situation and heaps further unwelcome pressure onto government.
Lagos state officials disinfecting roads in the state.
A continuous lock down is detrimental to Nigeria's large population of people living below poverty lines, but lifting the restrictions without a proper plan is equally dangerous. Here's what to do.
A deserted street in Cairo after coronavirus-related restrictions were tightened. Egypt has been one of the hardest hit in Africa.
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The hard truth is that the more the isolation is contained, the greater the economic problems will be.
Europe remains by far the leader in the global trade of pharmaceuticals.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare Europe's vulnerability to drug-supply disruption. Still, it remains by far the world leader in pharmaceutical products.
A girl holds a placard during a rally to create awareness about the effect of tobacco.
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With the advent of novel tobacco products and the tobacco industry falsely marketing them as less harmful, the adage “prevention is better than cure” has never been more important.
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According to the estimates by the World Health Organisation, Africa is one of two regions -- along with the Eastern Mediterranean region -- where smoking rates are on the rise.
Antibodies are incredibly good at finding the coronavirus. Antigen tests put them to work.
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An antigen test was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in early May. A biochemist explains how COVID-19 antigen tests work.
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is calling on health authorities to “implement a more compassionate approach to end-of-life visitations … during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Preventing people from dying alone in a pandemic takes ingenuity and money, but it’s the right thing to do.
It's important for people to seek proper information about the coronavirus and not believe everything they see and hear on social media.
South African soldiers enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.
South Africa's post-apartheid leaders have failed to properly prepare the military for secondary roles such as peacekeeping, let alone to a fight a virus.
Challenges that women and girls in low-income areas face have been worsened by measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.
An easy question, but a difficult answer.
Health care workers testing people in Nairobi, Kenya during a mass testing exercise for COVID-19.
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Africa needs to be better prepared to deal with future pandemics. That should start with a re-assessment of how countries invest in – and support – local research.
A camel herder in Kenya.
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This is the first time that camel handlers in East Africa have been shown to have been exposed to MERS.