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A team of scientists will be appointed to clarify the Covid-19 policy – Nzimande



Dr Blade Nzimande

THE DEPARTMENT of Higher Education Science and Technology will appoint a team of scientists to explain to the public the implementation of the Covid-19 policy, which is expected to be implemented soon.

The department’s minister Dr Blade Nzimande said the spread of untrue rumors about the vaccine by some, brought shock to members of the public, making it necessary for the public to be clear about the policy.

“The team will explain to the public what science has to say about the role the vaccine plays in Covid -19. They will also discuss openly the myths about this policy in terms of science and human health, ”said Nzimande.

Nzimande said he would also convene a meeting of experts and scientists from the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) and the National Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (NIHSS) to come up with strategies that can be used by government and civil society to address the psychological trauma caused by Covid-19 in families.

“As a result of the virus, people are being forced to abandon the traditional rituals of the deceased, which puts a lot of pressure on families. So this meeting will come up with ideas on what can be done to reduce stress, ”said Nzimande.

He criticized people who linked the second Covid 19 cable to the installation of 5G towers and said they were misleading.

Nzimande was speaking at a media briefing in Pretoria on Monday to explain his department’s plans as South Africa was reinstated in the third phase of the Covid -19 hurricane.

He applauded the KwaZulu-Natal Research Informatics and Sequencing Program (KRISP) team of researchers researching SARS-Cov-2 in the country, saying R25 million had been set aside to continue research for 12 months.

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COVID-19 In SA: 1,129 new cases, 90 deaths





South Africa has recorded 1,129 new COVID-19 cases, 90 were confirmed death. This takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 1,597,724

There are 25,549 active cases in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal remains the province with the highest number of active cases.

There’s also been a surge in deaths with the country recording 90 new deaths, 33 of those from the North West.

It takes the total death toll to 54,825. So far, only 395,230 health care workers have been vaccinated.

A doctor walks in the Respiratory & Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (RMPRU) at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto on July 14, 2020.

Six senior clinicians in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University have volunteered to participate in South Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial.

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Bad news for all HIV Positive South Africans, especially women




According to a report published in the March 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, a canarypox-protein HIV vaccine regimen (ALVAC-HIV) plus bivalent subtype C gp120-MF59 adjuvant does not prevent HIV-1 infection among adults in South Africa.

In a phase 2b-3 trial in South Africa, Glenda E. Gray, M.B., B.Ch., from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues randomly allocated 5,404 adults without HIV-1 infection to receive canarypox-protein HIV vaccine or placebo (2,704 and 2,700 participants, respectively). Injections of ALVAC-HIV were given at months 0 and 1, followed by injections of ALVAC-HIV plus bivalent subtype C gp120-MF59 adjuvant boosters at months 3, 6, 12, and 18.

Prespecified requirements for nonefficacy were reached at an interim review in January 2020, according to the researchers, and further vaccinations were subsequently halted. The vaccine and placebo groups both had a similar rate of adverse effects. During the 24-month follow-up, HIV-1 infection was observed in 138 and 133 participants in the vaccine and placebo classes, respectively (hazard ratio, 1.02; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.81 to 1.30; P = 0.84).

The authors write, “Despite promising immunogenicity, this canarypox-protein HIV vaccine regimen was not successful in preventing HIV-1 infection in our trial population in South Africa.” “The high HIV-1 incidence we saw in our study exemplifies the epidemic’s unrelenting existence, especially among young women.”

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, which is now part of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, sponsored the research and also contributed financially to the trial participants’ preexposure prophylaxis.

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How to cure tooth pains, using these tricks without Dentist




Exactly when you have a toothache, it’s principal to figure out what’s at the establishment of your disquiet. Starting there, you may choose the best way to deal with incredible alleviate any pulse, extending, or various signs. 

If your signs suffer for more than a night or two, see your dental trained professional. They can give controlling on a way to deal with reduce your signs and save you destiny torture. 

Do those as opposed to going to the dental subject matter expert:

Step 1. 

You need coconut oil. 

1. Drink a huge piece of coconut oil, let it sit tight for 10-20 minutes for your mouth. Spit it lower back then. 

The recovery of the wrecked gums and finish will help with this procedure. Also, it furthermore allows to quiet cerebral agonies and to oversee gum sickness. 


Tooth flossing: Use a straightforward string in the enamel to eliminate the little got trimmings. 

This procedure grants to eliminate meals aft in the tooth that can’t be shed through the toothbrush, ending teeth decay due to smaller than usual living thing. 

Step 3. 

Stop liquids and suppers containing sugar. Inside a ruining tooth, sugar deals with the little living thing, disturbing subjects. In the teeth, smaller than normal living being will start to eat and in the end input the root. 

Step 4. 

Eat up irksome suppers which fuse sugarcane, carrots, and others, as an event. You improve your teeth through doing thusly.

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