What is the reason governments, including our own, are slow to act on this potential Covid-19 medicine, and aren’t we past the time where their reluctance could be justified?
For a lot of Africans, traditional and Western medicine have a symbiotic relationship and are not deemed opposites
Language reflects our preoccupations, and words such as “spike”, “contract”, “admission”, “prevention”, “grant”, “MAC” and “amid” now predominate in reporting on the virus
To combat anxiety in a disrupted, pandemic-riddled world, it’s better to channel creativity into storytelling, art and design than into conspiracy theories
The effects of plagues in antiquity and modern ages reveal startling similarities.
The 800 metre world champion will be unable to defend her gold medal in the 800m race at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. In order to compete Semenya is expected to take testosterone suppressing medication
There are just some things that you can never ever prepare for
The use of biotechnology for human disease control may be an innovative idea but it takes more than that to solve public health problems
Science occupies centre stage in the frantic search for medical solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic, but popular misconceptions, censorship and financial interests abound
The past few months have demonstrated how much misery can be avoided with better hygiene habits — and that it is entirely possible to work from bed
By Lehlohonolo Mofokeng The brutal killing of a black man by the police force in the United States of America evoked in me what Chabani Manganyi noted in his seminal book Being Black in the World. In this book, Manganyi argues that there are two interwoven existential realities of being black—one positive and the other […]
By Dr Thirusha Naidu Creativity, like mental illness, is mysterious to most. It is an inexplicable yet distinctly human attribute. Historically, creatives have been admired, revered, feared, ostracised and persecuted. From the genius of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to JK Rowling’s Harry Potter, Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, to ingenious hackers or clever moms who conjure […]