Covid 19


New COVID-19 variant: Should SA be concerned?

The first case of COVID-19 Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 or ‘The Kraken’ (dubbed as such by international media) was detected in South Africa (SA) by the Network for Genomics Surveillance team at Stellenbosch University from a sample collected late in December 2022 (1) (2) (3).


The safety of COVID-19 vaccines

It was recently announced that a person with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) passed away after being vaccinated with the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, also known as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.