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An Open Letter: South Africa’s Forgotten Sector

By : on : 27th May 2020 comments : (0)

The heads of some of South Africa’s largest NGO and NPOs today published an open letter calling for the visibility and support of a sector critical to millions of South Africans.  _____________ Those that we support and those who support us are on the verge of collapse due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have heeded […]

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Heart Disease Discovered in COVID-19 Patients

By : on : 13th May 2020 comments : (0)

A study at  the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London has revealed that the virus could target organs other than those concerned with airway function . Cardiac tissue damage and consequent heart failure has  been observed in up to 20 percent of COVID-19 patients.  500,000 single cells from 14 human hearts and […]

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Mobile Covid-19 Testing Units Rolled out in SA

By : on : 12th May 2020 comments : (0)

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has launched 67 mobile sampling and testing units, which will be deployed nationwide to scale up the country’s capacity to test citizens for Covid-19. The National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) added 60 new units to its fleet of seven to ramp up its testing capacity. These will be deployed to smaller […]

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COVID-19: A Guide to Routes of Infection

By : on : 7th May 2020 comments : (0)

COVID-19 human receptors  International institutions, including Imperial College London, have so far identified likely initial infection points for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19) in the nose and eyes. Receptors were also found in the intestines and in vital organs such as the heart. Heart tissue damage Heart tissue damage and consequent heart failure is observed […]

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COVID-19: Human Entry Points Identified

By : on : 29th Apr 2020 comments : (0)

International institutions, including Imperial College London, have so far identified likely initial infection points for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19) in the nose and eyes. Receptors were also found in the intestines and in vital organs such as the heart. Heart tissue damage and consequent heart failure is observed in up to 20 percent of […]

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