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Health care workers and patients in the temporary outside area Steve Biko Academic Hospital created to screen and treat suspected Covid-19 cases in Pretoria. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images

South African scientists who discovered new COVID-19 variant share what they know

Scientists have observed that 501Y.V2 has quickly become "dominant" among multiple variants that have been circulating in the South African population.
A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Strong leadership fought COVID-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

African countries have proven that they have the skills and expertise to provide local solutions to this global pandemic. They need to build on this success together to keep the pandemic at bay.
Child mortality rates in the country are high. John Fredricks/NurPhoto via Getty Images

How smartphones could help improve child health in Malawi

Health surveillance assistants provide services in village clinics, mainly by assessing signs and symptoms in sick children. An electronic community case management app could make their job easier.
Pausing enrolment into a clinical trial is not unique to the COVID-19 vaccine. Luca Sola/AFP via Getty Images

Why halting the COVID-19 vaccine trial is part of the process

The experience of the Oxford vaccine and the measures put into place are not unusual. Many phase one and phase two clinical trials have holding rules.

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