Latest "South Africa" News

01/22/2022

South Africa v India, 3rd ODI: Preview

South Africa will aim for a whitewash while India look to salvage their pride! Watch Harsha Bhogle & Dinesh Karthik preview the 3rd ODI on Cricbuzz Live#SAvI...

Source: YouTube

01/21/2022

2nd ODI: South Africa hand 'out of sync' India embarrassing series defeat with 7-wicket win

Cricket News: A young South Africa punished a jaded Indian team for its outdated approach, handing it one of the most comprehensive series defeats in recent times w

Source: The Times of India

01/20/2022

Back to normality in South Africa as Covid cases fall - BBC News

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, first discovered in South Africa, eight weeks ago, appears to be fading and life in South Africa is returning to normal. The...

Source: YouTube

01/20/2022

South Africa study shows boosters failed to block omicron, bolstering case for face masks, distancing and hand washing

NIH recommends clinicians first use Pfizer’s Paxlovid, then sotrovimab, then Veklury to treat mild-to-moderate COVID cases

Source: MarketWatch

01/20/2022

Omicron Evades mRNA Booster Protection, South African Study Shows

The Omicron coronavirus variant is able to evade the protection gained from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines such as those ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

01/20/2022

Omicron: Is racism why South African evidence of milder infection was ignored?

South African scientists tell the BBC their research should have been taken more seriously.

Source: BBC News

01/19/2022

MRNA Boosters Don't Block Omicron, South African Study Shows

Source: Bloomberg

01/18/2022

South Africa is over Omicron, and their good news may be a harbinger of hope for the U.S.

Scientists believe the country has "reached a turning point in this pandemic," and their experience, along with similar pictures emerging in the U.K. and New York, is cause for optimism.

Source: CBS News

01/18/2022

Violent Crime, Rising Costs Put South Africa’s Mining Industry in a Deep Hole

Some longtime enterprises in the country’s storied $24 billion sector have headed for the exits, threatening an already struggling economy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/14/2022

J&J booster 85% effective against Omicron hospitalisation, South Africa says

A Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is 85% effective in protecting against being hospitalised by the Omicron variant for 1-2 months after it is received, the head of South Africa's Medical Research Council (SAMRC) said on Friday.

Source: Reuters

01/13/2022

'Whole South Africa playing against XI guys': Controversial DRS call irks Team India

Cricket News: Team India was visibly irked after a controversial Decision Review System (DRS) call which helped South Africa skipper Dean Elgar get his LBW decision

Source: The Times of India

01/11/2022

South African studies suggest Omicron has higher 'asymptomatic carriage'

Preliminary findings from two South African clinical trials suggest the Omicron coronavirus variant has a much higher rate of "asymptomatic carriage" than earlier variants, which could explain why it has spread so rapidly across the globe.

Source: Reuters

01/09/2022

Minka Kelly shares first photo of beau Trevor Noah to her Instagram while on South Africa holiday

The 41-year-old actress looked completely at ease as she caught the sunset from a yacht with a group of friends while on holiday in South Africa.

Source: Daily Mail

01/08/2022

South African Study: Omicron May Signal End of Acute Pandemic Phase

A South African study led by researchers at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital found that the Omicron outbreak ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

01/07/2022

Omicron Study in South Africa Points to End of Acute Pandemic Phase

Source: Bloomberg

01/07/2022

Omicron Study in South Africa Points to End of Acute Pandemic Phase

Source: Bloomberg

01/06/2022

2nd Test on knife's edge as South Africa chase 240 to thwart India

Cricket News: If the second day was about India's ability to counter punch, Wednesday saw South Africa's resilience and desperation to make a match of it after bein

Source: The Times of India

01/05/2022

South African scientist thinks she may have solved the mystery of long COVID-19, which afflicts 100 million people | TheHill

A recent study by Resia Pretorius and her team at Stellenbosch University in South Africa suggests that long COVID may be triggered by microclots.

Source: The Hill

01/05/2022

Omicron variant on the decline in South Africa | DW News

In South Africa, it seems as if the omicron wave may be on the way out -- without the feared surge in hospitalizations and deaths. Officials say there is sti...

Source: YouTube

01/04/2022

Omicron Spares U.S. ICUs So Far, Mirroring South Africa

Source: Bloomberg

01/04/2022

New fire at South Africa's parliament 'contained'

The fire first broke out on Sunday and completely destroyed the National Assembly, or lower chamber.

Source: BBC News

01/03/2022

Suspect arrested and charged as fire reignites at South Africa's Parliament

A 49-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to a large fire that has "gutted" South Africa's Parliament in Cape Town on Sunday, police said in a statement.

Source: CNN

01/03/2022

South Africa offers the world a way out of Covid as Omicron is in full retreat: New infections falling, coronavirus deaths dropping and thousands recovering

As Covid infection rates are dropping rapidly and tens of thousands of South Africans recovering from Omicron without having to go to hospital, it seems

Source: City A.M.

01/02/2022

South Africa Parliament Fire Still Burning After Hours

Officials warned that the damage to the buildings would be extensive. A man was arrested on Sunday morning inside the parliamentary complex, Parliament’s spokesman said.

Source: New York Times

01/02/2022

South Africa parliament: Man arrested over massive fire

Police in Cape Town say a man is facing several charges over the fire and will appear in court on Tuesday.

Source: BBC News

01/02/2022

Fire breaks out at South Africa's parliament in Cape Town

A large fire broke out at South Africa's parliament in Cape Town on Sunday, with images from the scene showing flames shooting through the roof of a building.

Source: CNN

01/01/2022

South Africa holds state funeral for Archbishop Desmond Tutu

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Nobel Peace Prize winner was "the spiritual father of our new nation".

Source: BBC News

01/01/2022

Desmond Tutu, South Africa's 'national conscience,' laid to rest at state funeral

Family, friends and dignitaries gathered for Archbishop Desmond Tutu's official state funeral on New Year's Day in Cape Town, capping a week of events honoring a man long considered to be the moral compass of South Africa.

Source: CNN

12/31/2021

South Africa Says Its Omicron Wave Is in Retreat

Rapid decline of the prevalence of the Covid-19 variant raises hope that other countries can weather surges

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/31/2021

South Africa lifts curfew as it says Covid fourth wave peaks

South Africa has lifted a curfew on people’s movement, believing the country has passed the peak of its fourth Covid-19 wave driven by the omicron variant.

Source: NBC News

12/31/2021

South Africa lifts curfew as it says COVID-19 fourth wave peaks

South Africa has lifted a midnight to 4 a.m. curfew on people's movement with immediate effect, believing the country has passed the peak of its fourth COVID-19 wave driven by the Omicron variant, a government statement said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters

12/30/2021

South Africa Says It Has Passed Its Fourth Wave of Cases

Case counts are down by 30 percent in the last week, researchers in the country said.

Source: New York Times

12/30/2021

Minka Kelly & Trevor Noah Head To South Africa For The Holidays & He Posts 1st Photo With Her

For the first time in their on/off, year and a half relationship, Minka Kelly and Trevor Noah appeared in a social media photo together. The pic was taken on their trip to South Africa.

Source: Hollywood Life

12/29/2021

Trevor Noah makes things Instagram official with Minka Kelly in snap from South Africa holiday

The 37-year-old Daily Show host and Kelly, 41, were on hand for his best friend Xolisa Dyeshana's party in his South African hometown.

Source: Daily Mail

12/29/2021

Omicron protects against delta variant: South Africa study

A South Africa study has found the omicron variant protects more than fourfold against the delta variant. The delta variant caused more severe symptoms which...

Source: YouTube

12/29/2021

Trevor Noah posts first photo with Minka Kelly during South Africa trip

Noah and Kelly began dating in 2020 but broke up in May after nine months of dating, though they appeared to reconcile quickly and have been spotted together frequently since.

Source: Page Six

12/28/2021

South Africa Sets a Covid Example

The now-lifted U.S. travel ban sent an unfortunate message.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/28/2021

South Africa study suggests Omicron could displace Delta

Research by South African scientists suggests that Omicron could displace the Delta variant of the coronavirus because infection with the new variant boosts immunity to the older one.

Source: Reuters

12/27/2021

Young South Africans learn of Tutu's activism for equality

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Archbishop Desmond Tutu's legacy is reverberating among young South Africans, many of whom were not born when the clergyman battled apartheid and sought full rights for the nation's Black majority.

Source: Associated Press

12/27/2021

As South Africa mourns Desmond Tutu, so do LGBTQ groups, Palestinians and climate activists

Tutu was best known for helping to end decades of institutionalized segregation and racism in South Africa, but he was also celebrated for lending his voice to other injustices and oppression globally.

Source: CNN

12/26/2021

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South African anti-apartheid leader, dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who helped lead the movement that ended white minority rule in South Africa, has died at age 90, the country's president said Sunday.

Source: NBC News

12/26/2021

Recent Match Report - India vs South Africa 1st Test 2021/22

Agarwal chips in with half-century as well as visitors take control of the Boxing Day Test

Source: ESPN Cric Info

12/26/2021

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Tutu dies aged 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa's struggle against white minority rule died on Sunday at the age of 90, the presidency said.

Source: Reuters

12/26/2021

SA vs IND: India's Pace Attack Best In Past 30 Years, Says Former South Africa Captain

The Indian cricket team has "the best pace attack I have seen in the past 30 years", a former South Africa captain has said.

Source: NDTV News

12/23/2021

South Africa has passed its Omicron outbreak peak, top researcher says

South Africa has passed the peak of its Omicron outbreak, according to one of the country's top scientific researchers.

Source: CNN

12/22/2021

South Africa COVID-19 omicron study indicates less likelihood of hospitalization, severe illness

The study looked at data gathered from individuals diagnosed between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 of this year.

Source: Fox News

12/22/2021

Rapid drop in South Africa's COVID-19 cases means Omicron may have peaked, experts say

More than 3.3 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in South Africa, where at least 90,587 people have died from the virus

Source: New York Post

12/22/2021

South Africa's omicron coronavirus outbreak subsides as fast as it grew

In less than a month, the country's omicron outbreak has gone from a near-vertical rise to a near-vertical fall.

Source: The Washington Post

12/22/2021

South Africa’s COVID case drop may show its omicron peak has passed

South Africa’s noticeable drop in new COVID-19 cases in recent days may signal that the country’s dramatic omicron-driven surge has passed its peak, medical experts say.

Source: Chicago Tribune

12/20/2021

South African Doctor Has Good News About Omicron That Decimates New Hysteria

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, one of the first doctors in South Africa to treat patients with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, told CNN on Monday they have seen a decrease in

Source: Townhall

12/20/2021

Doctor treating Omicron in South Africa: 'We are over the curve'

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, one of the first doctors in South Africa to treat patients infected with the Omicron variant, joins CNN New Day to share information o...

Source: YouTube

12/18/2021

Omicron may be less severe in South Africa. That may not be the case for the U.S.

Researchers in South Africa have found that people infected with omicron, on average, are less likely to end up in the hospital. But the variant may act differently here in the U.S.

Source: NPR

12/17/2021

South Africa Hospitalizations Lower in Omicron Wave, but Caveats Apply

Researchers warned that the epicenter of the country’s outbreak is more highly vaccinated than others, and that natural immunity is also high.

Source: New York Times

12/17/2021

11 TIMES fewer Covid patients in Omicron-ravaged South Africa are being admitted to hospital

South Africa's health minister Joe Phaahla revealed 1.7 per cent of Covid cases went on to be hospitalized during the second week of the current wave.

Source: Daily Mail

12/17/2021

Hospitalization rate in South Africa during Omicron wave down sharply compared to previous waves

Let’s start the day with an optimistic take on Omicron. I’ll do a pessimistic take later. After all, as an Eeyore, I have a reputation to uphold. It feels silly to still be reading tea lea...

Source: Hot Air

12/17/2021

South African hospitalization rates drop during Omicron surge

Only 1.7 percent of COVID-19 patients were admitted in the second week of infections during the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Source: New York Post

12/17/2021

South Africa Hospitalization Rate Plunges in Omicron Wave

Source: Bloomberg

12/17/2021

South Africa Hospitalization Rate Plunges in Omicron Wave

Source: Bloomberg

12/14/2021

South Africa's most venomous snake slithers out of family's Christmas tree

After decorating their Christmas tree in South Africa, a family saw a snake lurking among the boughs. It turned out to be very venomous.

Source: USA Today

12/14/2021

Major study finds omicron more vaccine resistant, causes milder illness in South Africa

The omicron Covid-19 variant appeared to cause less severe illness in South Africa but was more resistant to the Pfizer vaccine, according to the first major real-world study

Source: NBC News

12/14/2021

Omicron variant more resistant to vaccines but causes less severe covid, major South African study concludes

The study of the omicron coronavirus variant by South Africa's largest insurer involves 211,000 cases and is the most comprehensive to date.

Source: The Washington Post

12/13/2021

South African president positive for COVID-19 as Omicron cases skyrocket

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, is receiving medical treatment for “mild COVID-19 symptoms” after he tested positive on Sunday.

Source: New York Post

12/12/2021

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild Covid-19 symptoms after testing positive on Sunday, the office of the presidency said in a statement.

Source: CNN

12/11/2021

Pfizer Omicron Efficacy at 22.5% in South Africa Lab Experiments

Source: Bloomberg

12/11/2021

South African doctors see signs omicron is milder than delta

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As the omicron variant sweeps through South Africa, Dr. Unben Pillay is seeing dozens of sick patients a day. Yet he hasn’t had to send anyone to the hospital. That’s one of the reasons why he, along with other doctors and medical experts,…

Source: Associated Press

12/10/2021

South Africa says no signal of increased Omicron severity yet

South African scientists see no sign that the Omicron coronavirus variant is causing more severe illness, they said on Friday, as officials announced plans to roll out vaccine boosters with daily infections approaching an all-time high.

Source: Reuters

12/10/2021

South Africa records 20000 Covid cases of Omicron variant | Latest English News | WION

COVID-19 cases in Omicron-hit South Africa more than double within a week as it reports around 20,000 new cases and 36 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 ho...

Source: YouTube

12/09/2021

As omicron cases surge, South Africa excess deaths nearly double: report

South African excess deaths nearly doubled in the week beginning Nov. 28 from the previous week, according to a South African Medical Research Council report.

Source: Fox News

12/09/2021

South African hospital CEO says Omicron's mild symptoms could 'signal the end of COVID'

"So I actually think there is a silver lining here, and this may signal the end of COVID-19, with it attenuating itself to such an extent that it is highly contagious but does not cause severe disease."

Source: The Post Millennial

12/09/2021

How the omicron variant is affecting South Africa, according to a top health journalist

One of the country’s top health journalists on omicron, early case and hospitalization data, and the West’s travel bans.

Source: Vox

12/08/2021

Omicron Symptoms 'Far Milder,' South Africa Hospital Group CEO Says

Source: Bloomberg

12/06/2021

South Africa's Biovac to start making Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in early 2022 - exec

South Africa's Biovac Institute will start making Pfizer-BioNTech's <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/PFE.N" target="_blank">(PFE.N)</a>, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/22UAy.DE" target="_blank">(22UAy.DE)</a> COVID-19 vaccine early next …

Source: Reuters

12/06/2021

Fauci: Early Omicron data from South Africa 'encouraging'

The top US medical doctor said "thus far" there didn't seem a "great degree of severity" to Omicron, which is more mutated than the Delta variant.

Source: Business Insider

12/05/2021

Omicron May Cause Less Severe Covid-19, Small South African Study Finds

U.S. regulators are hopeful that vaccines can prevent severe disease and keep people out of the hospital

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/05/2021

Omicron’s Spread Exposes South Africa’s Vaccination Struggles, Public Distrust

Rollout of shots was hampered first by lack of supply and more recently by skepticism and low case numbers

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/05/2021

Omicron variant: South Africa sees surge in 'incidental', mild COVID-19

A new pattern of the coronavirus is emerging in South Africa, which could mean its virulence is tapering.

Source: Australian Financial Review

12/04/2021

South Africa Covid-19 cases have nearly quadrupled since Tuesday, with Omicron fueling the surge

South Africa's Covid-19 cases have nearly quadrupled in the last four days, underscoring concerns around how contagious the new coronavirus Omicron variant might be as the country enters its fourth wave of the pandemic.

Source: CNN

12/04/2021

Omicron Variant Spreading Twice as Quickly as Delta in South Africa

A new mathematical analysis strengthens concerns about the effects of the new variant on the pandemic’s course.

Source: New York Times

12/04/2021

South Africa Reports Rise in Number of Kids Hospitalized With COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Doctors in South Africa say they have seen a dramatic rise in the number of children under 5 who need to be hospitalized with the COVID-19 omicron variant.

Source: NBC Bay Area

12/03/2021

South African researchers find evidence people more easily reinfected with Omicron variant than with other variants

Researchers in South Africa reported Thursday they have found some evidence that people who had been infected once with coronavirus were more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant than with the Beta or Delta variants.

Source: CNN

12/03/2021

Omicron cases, hospitalizations surging among kids under 5 in South Africa

The “highly transmissible” Omicron variant of COVID-19 has disproportionately hospitalized kids under age 5 as it tears through South Africa, health officials in the country said Friday…

Source: New York Post

12/03/2021

'Unprecedented' Omicron Surge Hitting Under-5s: South Africa

Until now, the coronavirus pandemic has largely spared the youngest children. That’s all starting to change in variant-swamped South Africa.

Source: Daily Beast

12/02/2021

Covid: South Africa new cases surge as Omicron spreads

The new Omicron variant has now become dominant, the country's top medical scientists say.

Source: BBC News

12/02/2021

Omicron Variant Spreads Faster Than Delta in South Africa

Source: Bloomberg

12/02/2021

Omicron Variant Spreads Faster Than Delta in South Africa

Source: Bloomberg

12/02/2021

South Africa considers vaccine mandates as omicron cases spiral

After first identifying the omicron Covid-19 variant, South Africa is bracing for a fourth wave of infections.

Source: CNBC

12/01/2021

South African Doctor Is 'Stunned' By Overreaction to New Virus Variant

South African Doctor Angelique Coetzee, the woman who announced the latest variant of Wuhan coronavirus to the world, is blasting the overreaction to the news.Writing in the Daily Mail, Dr.

Source: Townhall

12/01/2021

Omicron variant could outcompete Delta, South African disease expert says

The Omicron coronavirus variant detected in southern Africa could be the most likely candidate to displace the highly contagious Delta variant, the director of South Africa's communicable disease institute said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters

11/30/2021

How South African scientists spotted the Omicron COVID variant

On Friday Nov. 19, Raquel Viana, Head of Science at one of South Africa's biggest private testing labs, sequenced the genes on eight coronavirus samples - and got the shock of her life.

Source: Reuters

11/30/2021

Dutch officials found two omicron cases before South Africa alarm was raised: Latest COVID-19 updates

It remains unclear exactly how transmissible or severe an omicron infection is, but WHO said early evidence raises concerns. Latest COVID news.

Source: USA Today

11/29/2021

South African doctor who first spotted the omicron Covid variant explains the symptoms

Omicron symptoms could be mild, according to the South African doctor who first spotted the variant, now dubbed "of concern" by the World Health Organization.

Source: CNBC

11/29/2021

Couple who traveled to South Africa arrested for 'fleeing' Amsterdam quarantine hotel

Dutch police said on Sunday, November 28 that they arrested a married couple who had "fled" from a mandatory government-ordered quarantine.

Source: CNN

11/28/2021

Plane from South Africa makes stop at Logan International Airport in Boston on way to Atlanta

The stop comes just one day before new U.S. regulations on flights from South Africa and seven other countries go into effect.

Source: WCVB Boston

11/28/2021

South Africa, which found the omicron variant first, sequences less than 1 percent of coronavirus samples

Scientists say genetic sequencing is crucial to preventing the spread of new, highly contagious variants. But 20 months into the pandemic, global rates of sequencing remain low as vaccine inequality grows.

Source: The Washington Post

11/28/2021

Flight from South Africa to Atlanta diverted over 'technical specifications' | TheHill

Officials confirmed on Sunday that a flight from South Africa to ...

Source: The Hill

11/28/2021

Omicron variant showing ‘unusual but mild’ symptoms, South African doctor says

The South African doctor who alerted officials of the possibility of a new variant, later named omicron, said the “unusual but mild” symptoms were what caught her attention.

Source: WOODTV.com

11/28/2021

Omicron variant showing ‘unusual but mild’ symptoms, South African doctor says

(WJW) — The South African doctor who alerted officials of the possibility of a new variant, later named omicron, says the “unusual but mild” symptoms are what caught her attention. In a FOX News report, Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who is a board member of the Sout…

Source: fox8.com

11/28/2021

Covid: South Africa 'punished' for detecting new Omicron variant

South Africa should be praised for discovering Omicron, not hit with travel bans, its officials say.

Source: BBC News

11/27/2021

Dutch: Some of the 61 COVID cases from South Africa flights are new variant

Dutch health authorities said on Saturday they had detected 61 COVID-19 cases among people who flew from South Africa on Friday and believe at least some infections are of the new omicron variant.

Source: Reuters

11/27/2021

What is the omicron variant and other questions about the new covid-19 strain detected in South Africa

Source: The Washington Post

11/27/2021

Biden to restrict travel from South Africa and 7 other countries

Acting on advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC, the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

Source: WTAE Pittsburgh

11/27/2021

Stocks tumble as new variant detected in South Africa, officials on high alert l GMA

The omicron variant has many mutations that health officials are investigating, but it’s still unknown if it’s more transmissible.Subscribe to GMA's YouTube ...

Source: YouTube

11/27/2021

61 who traveled to Netherlands from South Africa have coronavirus

Authorities tested about 600 passengers, who arrived Friday morning at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Source: New York Post

11/27/2021

What is omicron? What to know about new coronavirus variant in South Africa, impact on US, vaccine effectiveness - KABC

What is this new COVID-19 variant? And what's known and not known about omicron?

Source: KABC-TV

11/26/2021

Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday

President Joe Biden announced Friday the US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday as a new coronavirus variant has emerged.

Source: CNN

11/26/2021

White House restricts travel in response to coronavirus variant in South Africa

Anthony S. Fauci, in an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” said the new variant has “some mutations” that “are raising some concern” – including “with regard to possibly transmissibility increase and possibly evasion of immune response.”

Source: The Washington Post

11/26/2021

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA? South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.

Source: Associated Press

11/26/2021

Dow sinks more than 900 points on concerns over South Africa COVID-19 variant

Source: ABC News

11/26/2021

Golfers withdraw, scramble for flights out of South Africa ahead of UK's new COVID-19 travel ban

A new variant identified in South Africa prompted a travel ban by the UK and a scramble from athletes competing in the country.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

11/26/2021

South Africa Identifies New Variant of Coronavirus

Within hours of the announcement, Britain, Israel and Singapore had restricted travel from South Africa and some nearby countries.

Source: New York Times

11/26/2021

Dow futures tumble over 800 points on fears over new COVID variant detected in South Africa

Oil prices slump, gold surges

Source: MarketWatch

11/26/2021

Dow futures plunge 400 points amid fears of new Covid variant found in South Africa

U.S. stock futures dropped in overnight trading on Thursday amid renewed Covid fears over a new variant found in South Africa.

Source: CNBC

11/26/2021

A new Covid-19 variant could show immune evasion and enhanced transmissibility, South African scientists warn

South Africa's health minister announced Thursday the discovery of a new coronavirus variant that appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of the country.

Source: CNN

11/25/2021

Troubling COVID variant on the rise in South Africa; millions of Americans return to holiday travel: Latest updates

Home COVID-19 tests during the Thanksgiving holiday raise challenges for public health officials. More live updates.

Source: USA Today

11/25/2021

WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with 'a large number of mutations'

The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the spike protein, officials said Thursday.

Source: CNBC

11/25/2021

‘Serious concern’ as South Africa detects new coronavirus variant

South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla says the variant is behind an ‘exponential’ increase in COVID infections.

Source: Al Jazeera English

11/23/2021

Ancient human relative that lived in South Africa 2 million years ago climbed like an ape

An international team of researchers used bones found in lumps of rock from a cave near Johannesburg in South Africa to reconstruct one of the most complete back fossils of any hominin.

Source: Daily Mail

11/12/2021

For Some South Africans, de Klerk Missed Chances for True Reconciliation

The last white president of South Africa helped bring an end to the apartheid regime, but for many citizens, he never went far enough to disavow it. He left a video apologizing.

Source: New York Times

11/11/2021

World reacts to death of FW De Klerk, South Africa’s ex-president

The legacy of De Klerk’s role in South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy remains highly contested.

Source: Al Jazeera English

11/11/2021

South Africa Can’t Afford to Quit Coal. Will Rich Countries Pay for the Transition?

Pressure to end coal-powered electricity generation has fired tensions between already-industrialized nations and developing ones

Source: The Wall Street Journal

11/11/2021

F. W. de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid president, dies at 85

De Klerk shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, and ceded the presidency to him in 1994 after Black South Africans were allowed to vote. But he's remained a controversial figure there.

Source: NPR

11/11/2021

South Africa’s last apartheid president F. W. de Klerk dies

De Klerk died after a battle against cancer at his home in the Fresnaye area of Cape Town.

Source: Politico

11/11/2021

FW de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid leader who freed Nelson Mandela, dies at 85

FW de Klerk, the last leader of apartheid-era South Africa who shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela after working to end racial segregation in the country, has died at 85, his foundation said on Thursday.

Source: CNN

11/08/2021

Fidelity, Visa and Kingsway back South African fintech JUMO in $120M round

JUMO, a South Africa- and London-based company that offers financial services to entrepreneurs and businesses in emerging markets, has raised $120 million in a new round of funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company. The company is now valued at $4…

Source: TechCrunch

11/07/2021

Scientists discover fossil of hominid child who died almost 250,000 years ago in South Africa

A team of South African and international researchers found the skull in a remote cave believed to be a grave.

Source: USA Today

11/07/2021

250000-Year-Old Skull Found in Cave in South Africa

This child roamed the earth 250,000 years ago. Researchers in South Africa recently found this fossilized skull is from a young Homo naledi. They named her L...

Source: YouTube

11/04/2021

Child Skull of Enigmatic Ancient Human Found in South African Cave

Scientists are struggling to understand how the 250,000-year-old fossil ended up in such a remote, hard-to-reach part of the cave system.

Source: Gizmodo.com

11/04/2021

Scientists find fossil of early hominid in South Africa

Source: ABC News

11/04/2021

Scientists find fossil of early hominid in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fossil remains of an early hominid child have been discovered in a cave in South Africa by a team of international and South African researchers. The team announced the discovery of a partial skull and teeth of a Homo naledi child who …

Source: Associated Press

10/30/2021

A South African Town Lacks Water and Electricity. But Mayors? It Has Two.

Dysfunctional and collapsing rural towns may test voters’ loyalty to the ruling African National Congress party in nationwide municipal elections on Monday.

Source: New York Times

10/30/2021

T20 World Cup: South Africa edge frantic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka

South Africa pull off a frantic four-wicket win in the final over against Sri Lanka in the Men's T20 World Cup, despite Wanindu Hasaranga's sublime hat-trick.

Source: BBC News

10/29/2021

Israel's oral COVID vaccine gets greenlight for trial in South Africa

“An oral COVID-19 vaccine would eliminate barriers to rapid, wide-scale distribution, enabling people to administer the vaccine themselves."

Source: The Jerusalem Post

10/29/2021

Trials for Israeli COVID-19 vaccine pill set to kick off in South Africa

Oral inoculation intended to be effective after just one dose, and could also provide easy-to-distribute solution to growing need for boosters, inventors say

Source: The Times of Israel

10/27/2021

Gravitas: South African cricketer sits out match after not taking the knee

South African batter Quinton de Kock had to sit out the game against West Indies after refusing to take the knee for BLM. Should boards be forcing gestures o...

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10/26/2021

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock declines to take a knee at the T20 World Cup, despite call to 'stand against racism'

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has made the "personal decision" not to take a knee before games at the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Source: CNN

10/23/2021

'Dangerous to hunt illegally': Elephant kills poacher in South Africa, park officials suspect

An alleged poacher was found dead and likely killed by an elephant on Thursday. A national park said the person was killed and "left behind."

Source: USA Today

10/19/2021

South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine | World News

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn't able to answer. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority,...

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

10/19/2021

South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn't able to...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

10/18/2021

South Africa Rejects Russian Sputnik V Covid Vaccine Over HIV Fears

South Africa's health products regulator on Monday said it would not approve Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine due to concerns it could increase the risk of HIV infection among men.

Source: NDTV News

10/18/2021

The US is helping finance COVID vaccine plants in South Africa and India

The Biden administration has been criticized for hoarding COVID vaccines when millions of people around the world are unvaccinated. Now they're looking at how to help finance plants overseas.

Source: NPR

10/02/2021

Steven Van Zandt on South African activism: 'We did light that spark'

Former E Street Band member and "The Sopranos" star Steven Van Zandt opened up about his influence in ending apartheid in South Africa.

Source: Fox News

09/14/2021

Delta Hits China Growth; HIV Stymies South Africa: Virus Update

Source: Bloomberg

09/13/2021

Why South Africans are so reluctant to get vaccinated | COVID-19 Special

Source: Google News

09/06/2021

South African Scientists Say New Covid Variant Slows Its Spread

Source: Bloomberg

09/06/2021

Former South African President Zuma released from prison on medical parole

Jacob Zuma, the former South African President, has been released from prison on medical parole due to ill health, the government's correctional services department said Sunday.

Source: CNN

09/04/2021

Indian vs. Black: Vigilante Killings Upend a South African Town

As rioting and looting swept the country this summer, Indians in the suburb of Phoenix set up roadblocks to police their streets. Dozens of Black people passing through wound up dead.

Source: New York Times

09/03/2021

Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa to Trial Cross-Border Digital Currency Payments – Bitcoin News

The central banks of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa have set out to test the use of CBDCs in cross-border payments.

Source: Bitcoin.com

09/03/2021

Experts Identify New COVID Variant in South Africa – What’s Known So Far

As a team of South African researchers we have identified a new lineage of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. A lineage represents a genetically distinct virus population with a common ancestor. This virus may be designated as a variant in future, based …

Source: SciTechDaily

09/03/2021

Princess Charlene of Monaco 'was admitted to hospital after "medical emergency" in South Africa'

The royal, 43, was admitted under an alias to the Netcare Alberlito Hospital on Wednesday night after the emergency at her lodge north of Durban where she is staying.

Source: Daily Mail

08/31/2021

What you need to know about the new COVID-19 variant C.1.2 detected in South Africa | TheHill

Although not a variant of interest or concern yet, experts are closely watching it because of its similarities to delta.

Source: The Hill

08/31/2021

New 'nasty' COVID-19 strain detected in South Africa | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia

Source: Google News

08/31/2021

South African researchers keep wary eye on yet another new coronavirus variant

Genetics researchers who have been watching for new coronavirus variants say they've seen a troubling new lineage that carries many of the same hallmarks as other strains, including Alpha, Beta and Gamma.

Source: CNN

08/30/2021

South Africa detects new coronavirus variant, still studying its mutations

South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

08/30/2021

South African scientists say new coronavirus variant has 'concerning' number of mutations | TheHill

A South African research paper released this month detailed a new variant of the COVID-19 virus,...

Source: The Hill

08/30/2021

New South African COVID-19 strain is the most mutated one yet: report

The C.1.2 strain has been linked to “increased transmissibility” and is said to have mutated the most from the original virus, which first emerged in Wuhan.

Source: New York Post

08/30/2021

New Covid Variant Found in South Africa Has Concerning Mutations

Source: Bloomberg

08/29/2021

Covid variant detected in South Africa 'most mutated variant so far'

The C.1.2 strain, which was first detected in South Africa, is linked to 'increased transmissibility' and 'could be more infectious' than other mutations, scientists said.

Source: Daily Mail

08/29/2021

New COVID variant detected in South Africa, most mutated variant so far

The C.1.2 variant first detected in South Africa is more mutated compared to the original virus than any other known variant.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

08/06/2021

J&J Vaccine Highly Effective Against Delta Variant in South African Trial

Study finds J&J vaccine has an efficacy of up to 71% against hospitalization from the highly contagious strain

Source: The Wall Street Journal

08/06/2021

South African trial shows J&J vaccine effective against delta variant | TheHill

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is effective at preventing severe disease among those...

Source: The Hill

08/06/2021

South African study shows high COVID protection from J&J shot

Johnson & Johnson's <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/JNJ.N" target="_blank">(JNJ.N)</a> COVID-19 vaccine is working well in South Africa, offering protection against severe disease and death, the co-head of a trial in the country said on Friday.

Source: Reuters

08/06/2021

South African study shows high COVID protection from J&J shot

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is working well in South Africa, offering protection against severe disease and death, the co...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/21/2021

South African company to help produce BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for Africa

BioNTech and Pfizer announced today a deal with South African biopharmaceutical Biovac to complete the final stage of the production process for their coronavirus jab and distribute it on the vacci…

Source: POLITICO.eu

07/21/2021

Pfizer-BioNTech to start producing Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa in 2022

Pfizer and BioNTech will start to manufacture their Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa, they announced jointly on Wednesday, in a move that could significantly increase the availability of doses across the continent next year.

Source: CNN

07/19/2021

EXPLAINER: What caused South Africa's week of rioting?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been rocked by the worst violence since the nation achieved democracy in 1994. Here is a closer look at the unrest. WHAT TRIGGERED THE VIOLENCE? The unrest began on July 8 when former President Jacob Zuma started serving a…

Source: Associated Press

07/19/2021

EXPLAINER: What caused South Africa's week of rioting?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been rocked by the worst violence since the nation achieved democracy in 1994. Here is a closer look at the unrest. WHAT TRIGGERED THE VIOLENCE? The unrest began on July 8 when former President Jacob Zuma started serving a…

Source: Associated Press

07/19/2021

Third Covid Wave Upends Fragile South Africa, a Warning for Developing World

The pandemic is pummeling the country’s economy, adding to the frustrations of an impoverished majority

Source: The Wall Street Journal

07/19/2021

After deadly riots in South Africa, army of volunteers leads defense, cleanup efforts

Residents of South Africa’s lush seaside city of Durban came onto the streets over the weekend to defend their homes and businesses from violence.

Source: NBC News

07/16/2021

South Africa Zuma riots: What's behind the violence and looting?

Some analysts say the violence wasn't spontaneous anger but a deliberate strategy of sabotage.

Source: BBC News

07/16/2021

South African Surfer Suffers Horrific Injuries In Shark Attack, Gruesome Photos

A South African man suffered horrific injuries after being viscously attacked by a shark while surfing along the country's coastline this week ... and the photos of his wounds are gruesome.

Source: TMZ

07/16/2021

South Africa riots over Zuma jailing pre-planned - Cyril Ramaphosa

At least 212 people are now known to have died in unrest sparked by the jailing of Jacob Zuma.

Source: BBC News

07/15/2021

South Africa Zuma riots: Fact-checking claims about the protests

We've looked at some examples of misleading images and videos, claiming to be from the current protests.

Source: BBC News

07/15/2021

Lara Logan: South Africa's unrest 'eerily similar' to racial tensions in US

As mass chaos, looting, resource shortages and mounting racial tensions grip South Africa, but go largely uncovered in United States media, Fox Nation host Lara Logan – a native of South Africa – explained the dangerous conditions terrorizing the people of th…

Source: Fox News

07/15/2021

3.42-Billion-Year-Old Filamentous Microfossils Found in South Africa | Paleontology - Sci

Paleontologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved, 3.42-billion-year-old filamentous microfossils in a paleo-subseafloor hydrothermal vein system in what is now South Africa.

Source: Sci-News.com

07/15/2021

South Africa deploys 25,000 troops to end week of rioting

South Africa's army began deploying 25,000 troops Thursday to assist police in quelling the weeklong riots and violence sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.

Source: Fox News

07/15/2021

South Africa looting: Government to deploy 25,000 troops after unrest

Days of widespread violence and looting prompt the biggest deployment since the end of apartheid.

Source: BBC News

07/14/2021

What Is Happening in South Africa? Riots After President Jacob Zuma’s Arrest

Protests over jailing of former leader have spiraled into unrest and looting that has interrupted transportation amid a record Covid-19 outbreak

Source: The Wall Street Journal

07/14/2021

Baby thrown from building 'set on fire by looters' in South Africa - BBC News

Source: Google News

07/14/2021

72 killed as South Africa grapples with its worst political violence since apartheid

With armed militias entering the melee, some fear "there will be war, and that's the thing we don't want here in South Africa."

Source: CBS News

07/14/2021

South African crowds riot overnight, defying calls for end to violence

Crowds looted shops and businesses in South Africa, defying government calls for an end to a week of violence that has killed more than 70 people.

Source: NBC News

07/13/2021

Chaos spreads in South Africa as authorities struggle to contain looting, violence

Tens of thousands of people branded as ‘opportunistic criminals’ smashing down the doors of the city’s largest malls and stores – including several huge discount stores which are part of the U.S. chain Walmart – and literally emptying them of everything.

Source: Fox News

07/13/2021

Death toll mounts in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing

The death toll from rioting in South Africa rose to 45 on Tuesday as police and the military tried to halt the unrest in poor areas of two provinces that began last week after the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.

Source: Fox News

07/13/2021

More than 70 killed in South Africa protests after former leader Jacob Zuma is jailed

Soldiers and police were struggling to restore order in parts of South Africa on Tuesday, as police said the number of people killed in days of protests and looting rose to at least 72 in some of the worst violence the country has seen in years.

Source: CNN

07/13/2021

Deadly rioting and looting in South Africa after ex-president Jacob Zuma jailed

The arrest of former President Jacob Zuma has sparked violence and lawlessness in two provinces, leaving more than 30 dead.

Source: CBS News

07/13/2021

Rioting, looting continues in South Africa, deaths up to 32

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's rioting continued Tuesday with the death toll rising to 32 as police and the military struggle to quell the looting and violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.

Source: Associated Press

07/12/2021

South African telescope captures stunning image of radio galaxy

Cosmic threads, ribbons and rings are caused by radio emissions from matter falling into the black hole at the center of the galaxy.

Source: Space.com

07/11/2021

Zuma jailed: Arrests as protests spread in South Africa

Police say criminals are taking advantage of the unrest following the former president's jailing.

Source: BBC News

07/09/2021

After Ex-President’s Arrest, South Africa’s Governing A.N.C. Is More Fractured

There was a sense of relief when Jacob Zuma’s arrest went off without bloodshed, but his deeply divided party must now find a way forward.

Source: New York Times

07/08/2021

Former South African President Jacob Zuma hands himself in to police

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has turned himself into police as he prepares to begin a 15-month sentence for contempt of court.

Source: CNBC

07/08/2021

Former South African President Jacob Zuma hands himself over to police

Former South African President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police late Wednesday, authorities said, to begin a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court.

Source: CNN

07/08/2021

Jacob Zuma, Former South African President, Is Arrested

The Constitutional Court had found him guilty of contempt for failing to appear before a commission investigating corruption accusations that tainted a president once best known for fighting apartheid.

Source: New York Times

07/07/2021

Jacob Zuma: Deadline looms for South African police to arrest former president

South Africa's police have until Wednesday to arrest ex-president Jacob Zuma after a court order.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/06/2021

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma fails to surrender to police, launches court appeals

Former South African President Jacob Zuma refused to surrender himself to police by Sunday after the country's highest court sentenced him to 15 months' imprisonment for contempt.

Source: CNBC

07/05/2021

Former South African President Jacob Zuma likens his treatment by courts to apartheid-era South Africa

After succeeding in a last-ditch legal effort to delay his arrest for contempt of court, former South African President Jacob Zuma likened his treatment to apartheid-era detention without trial.

Source: CNN

06/29/2021

South Africa’s Former President Jacob Zuma Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

Sentence follows anti-apartheid fighter’s refusal to appear at commission investigating alleged corruption during his time in office

Source: The Wall Street Journal

06/29/2021

South African court orders ex-president to jail for contempt

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 15 months in prison for defying a court order to appear before an inquiry probing wide-ranging allegations of corruption during his tenu…

Source: Associated Press

06/29/2021

A South African Court Has Ordered Ex-President Zuma To Jail For Contempt

This is the first time in South Africa's history that a former president has been sentenced to prison. Jacob Zuma defied a court order to appear before an inquiry probing allegations of corruption.

Source: NPR

06/29/2021

Ex-South Africa President Jacob Zuma ordered to serve 15-month prison sentence

South Africa's highest court has sentenced former President Jacob Zuma to 15 months in prison for contempt.

Source: CNBC

06/28/2021

South Africa enters strict lockdown to combat 'extremely serious' impact of Delta variant

South Africa has entered at least two weeks of strict lockdown to combat a devastating third wave of Covid-19,

Source: CNN

06/24/2021

Report: Founders Of South African Exchange Abscond With $2.3 Billion In Bitcoin

Users of South African exchange Africrypt are missing $2.3 billion in bitcoin after the founders have disappeared.

Source: Bitcoin Magazine

06/24/2021

South African brothers disappear with $3.6B in bitcoin in alleged heist

The brothers, Ameer and Raees Cajee, set up their crypto investment service, Africrypt, in 2019.

Source: New York Post

06/24/2021

Founders of South African Crypto Investment Firm Along With $3.6B in Bitcoin Are Missing

AfriCrypt investors were told not to inform police of the purported hack because it could slow the recovery of their funds.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

06/23/2021

Founders of South African Bitcoin exchange disappear after $3.6 billion 'hack'

Cryptocurrency investors in South Africa may have lost nearly $3.6 billion in Bitcoin following the disappearance of two brothers associated with one of the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges..

Source: Engadget

06/23/2021

South Africa Africrypt Bitcoin Scam?: Cajee Brothers Missing Along With Billions

Source: Bloomberg

06/23/2021

South African Opera Star Says She Was Mistreated by French Police

Pretty Yende, an acclaimed soprano, says she was forced to submit to a body search at a Paris airport. “I felt stripped of my human dignity,” she said.

Source: New York Times

06/13/2021

South Africa discards 2 MILLION doses of J&J Covid-19 vaccine because of US Baltimore plant contamination – health watchdog

South African health authorities have ditched a whopping two million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, because materials for their production came from a US factory in Baltimore that was hit by contamination issues.

Source: RT

06/13/2021

South Africa's Higgo wins Palmetto Championship at Congaree

Garrick Higgo won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree for his first PGA Tour victory Sunday when leader Chesson Hadley blew a two-shot lead with bogeys on his final three holes.

Source: Fox News

06/13/2021

South Africa to Dispose of 2 Million Contaminated J&J Vaccines

Source: Bloomberg

06/13/2021

South Africa Pulls 2 Million Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Doses

South Africa, which is struggling to roll out its inoculation programme as it enters a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, said Sunday it will pull two million of doses Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Source: NDTV News

06/08/2021

iOS 15 'iCloud Private Relay' Feature Won't Be Available in China, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, South Africa...

Alongside iOS 15, Apple introduced an iCloud+ service that adds new features to its paid iCloud plans. One of these features is iCloud Private Relay,...

Source: MacRumors

06/04/2021

A South African woman with HIV was infected with Covid for at least 7 months

A South African woman, 36, with uncontrolled HIV became infected with COVID-19 in September 2020 and continued to test positive for 216 days after initial falling ill, a case report reveals.

Source: Daily Mail

05/31/2021

South Africa races to halt third Covid wave as its economic outlook improves

South African economic activity has rebounded quicker than expected, but the country is racing to roll out Covid-19 vaccines as a third wave looms.

Source: CNBC

05/25/2021

South Africa's central bank begins preliminary study for retail CBDC

The South African Reserve Bank has announced the commencement of exploratory central bank digital currency research scheduled to conclude in 2022.

Source: Cointelegraph

05/07/2021

Life in South Africa is starting to appear normal - but it may not stay that way | COVID-19 Special

Source: Google News

05/06/2021

Novavax vaccine 51 percent effective against South African COVID-19 variant: study | TheHill

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wedne...

Source: The Hill

05/05/2021

Novavax vaccine shows 51% efficacy against South African variant, study finds

Novavax Inc's (NVAX.O) COVID-19 vaccine had efficacy of 51% against infections caused by the South African variant among people who were HIV negative, and 43% in a group that included people who were HIV positive, according to a new analysis published on Wedn…

Source: Reuters

05/05/2021

Novavax vaccine shows 43% efficacy against South African variant, study finds

Novavax Inc's COVID-19 vaccine had efficacy of 43% against infections caused by the South African variant in a group that included people with and without...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/05/2021

Moderna says Covid booster shot generates promising immune response against variants found in South Africa, Brazil

Moderna said its booster dose increased neutralizing antibody responses against the original virus as well as B.1.351 and P.1 variants.

Source: CNBC

05/02/2021

Pfizer to send 4.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to South Africa

South Africa is battling the worst coronavirus outbreak on the continent.

Source: Axios

04/27/2021

South African Cave Sheltered Human Ancestors 1.8 Million Years Ago | Archaeology - Sci

Paleoanthropologists have examined artifacts and sediments found in Wonderwerk Cave, a 140-m-long cave located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Source: Sci-News.com

04/24/2021

First cases of South African COVID variant being tracked in Alabama

The variant, first identified in the United States in January, was thought to be highly contagious but hasn’t spread as quickly as anticipated.

Source: AL.com

04/22/2021

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations to Resume in South Africa

After a difficult 10 days, another piece of good news for the maker of a single-shot Covid-19 vaccine.

Source: New York Times

04/19/2021

Elephants kill suspected poacher at South African national park

A suspected rhinoceros poacher died Saturday at Kruger National Park after a being trampled by a herd of breeding elephants, according to park officials.

Source: fox8.com

04/19/2021

Suspected poacher trampled to death by elephants in South Africa

A suspected poacher was trampled to death by a herd of elephants in South Africa's Kruger National Park on Saturday, according to a statement by South African National Parks published Sunday.

Source: CNN

04/19/2021

Moderna's vaccine booster shot that protects against South African variant will be ready by FALL

Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said the company has been testing three coronvirus vaccine booster shots in parallel and says the goal is to have a third dose be availbale in fall 2021.

Source: Daily Mail

04/19/2021

Is the South African COVID variant immune to vaccines?

Dr Khan examines fears that the coronavirus variant which began in South Africa might be able to evade current vaccines.

Source: Al Jazeera English

04/19/2021

South Africa wildfire burns University of Cape Town, library of antiquities

The fire, fueled by strong winds, has caused extensive damage to the university and many nearby buildings.

Source: The Washington Post

04/18/2021

South African variant may 'break through' Pfizer vaccine protection, but vaccine highly effective, Israeli study says

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can break through the protection provided by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found. However, the variant's prevalence in Israel is very low and the…

Source: Reuters

04/16/2021

South African COVID-19 variant arrives in Nebraska

Officials say this variant has been identified less often than other variants.

Source: KETV Omaha

04/14/2021

Variant identified in South Africa may evade Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study suggests

A look at how the Pfizer vaccine is performing in the real-world suggests it may not be as effective against the coronavirus variant that was first discovered in South Africa.

Source: The Denver Channel

04/13/2021

Coronavirus latest: Moderna says new jab offers protection against strain that emerged in South Africa

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Source: Financial Times

04/13/2021

Variant from South Africa may ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine; antibody cocktail may reduce symptomatic infect

Cleveland.com is rounding up some of the most notable coronavirus news making headlines online. Here’s what you need to know for Monday, April 12:

Source: cleveland.com

04/12/2021

South African variant may be able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine, study finds

(NEXSTAR) – The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be less effective against the South African strain of the coronavirus than other variations circulating in the population, a new study out of Israel has found. Using data from Israel’s largest health provider, resea…

Source: WGN TV Chicago

04/12/2021

Pfizer vaccine could be less effective on South African variant, study says

(NEXSTAR) – The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be less effective against the South African strain of the coronavirus than other variations circulating in the population, a new study out of Israel has found. Using data from Israel’s largest health provider, resea…

Source: CBS 4 Indianapolis

04/12/2021

South African Covid variant may evade the Pfizer vaccine: Israeli study

Source: Google News

04/12/2021

Alarming new study shows South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine | TheHill

Israeli researchers found in a study released Saturday that the COVID-19 mutation first discovered in South Africa has a greater likelihood of “breaking through” the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine than other prominent variants.

Source: The Hill

04/11/2021

Study: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Less Effective Against South African Variant

The research, which has not been peer reviewed, does not specify exactly how much effectiveness it loses when faced with the B.1.351 variant.

Source: Slate Magazine

04/11/2021

Covid variant from South Africa was able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine in Israeli study

The coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa is able to evade some of the protection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to an Israeli study.

Source: CNBC

04/11/2021

South African variant may evade protection from Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa may evade the protection provided by Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is very low and the research has not been …

Source: Reuters

04/11/2021

Mutant South African Covid-19 variant can 'break through' the Pfizer jab, study finds

Scientists in Israel studied 400 people who had tested positive for coronavirus at least 14 days after receiving one or two doses of the jab - and 400 who tested positive with no vaccine.

Source: Daily Mail

04/11/2021

South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine — Israeli study

Source: Google News

04/11/2021

Coronavirus Israel live: South African strain can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine, study says

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Source: Haaretz

04/11/2021

South African variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine: Study

Israeli study shows Pfizer-BioNTech shot less potent against B.1.351 variant than other COVID-19 mutations.

Source: Al Jazeera English

04/11/2021

South African COVID variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine: study

JERUSALEM – The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its preva…

Source: New York Post

04/10/2021

South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can "break through" Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer reviewed.

Source: Reuters

04/10/2021

South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can "break through" Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/10/2021

South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can "break through" Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer reviewed.

Source: Reuters

04/10/2021

South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can "break through" Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer reviewed.

Source: Reuters

04/10/2021

Israeli data shows South African variant able to 'break through' Pfizer vaccine

Strain is more effective than original COVID and the British variant at bypassing the shot, Israeli scientists find, in first-of-its-kind, real-world study

Source: The Times of Israel

04/08/2021

South African, Brazilian coronavirus variants land in L.A.

While California's COVID-19 case rate has dropped, Dr. Anthony Fauci says the nationwide count has 'plateaued at a disturbingly high level.'

Source: Los Angeles Times

04/08/2021

Highly infectious coronavirus variant found in South Africa now in Stanislaus County

Source: Google News

04/08/2021

L.A. County reports 1st known cases of coronavirus variants detected in South Africa and Brazil

Two potentially more infectious variants of the coronavirus, one first identified in South Africa and the other in Brazil, have surfaced in Los Angeles County for the first time, public health officials announced Wednesday. The mutated version of the virus fi…

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

04/07/2021

First Cases Of Brazilian And More Contagious South African Covid-19 Variants Detected In Los Angeles; U.K. Variant Surges

Public Health Officials in Los Angeles reported on Wednesday that the county had detected the first cases of the Coronavirus variants originally seen in Brazil and South Africa. While only three instances of the virus strain from Brazil — also known as P.1 — …

Source: Deadline

04/07/2021

Brazil detects first case of South African variant, grave shortage looms as death toll soars

Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world's worst daily death toll and scrambling to make space for burials.

Source: Reuters

04/07/2021

From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity

The new film “Moffie” examines the brainwashing of a generation of white men in the twilight of the apartheid regime.

Source: New York Times

04/06/2021

Missouri health officials say South African variant of COVID-19 found in Jackson County

Health officials said the variant was identified in a patient identified only as an adult living in Jackson County

Source: KMBC Kansas City

04/06/2021

Missouri reports first confirmed case of South African COVID-19 variant in Jackson County

Missouri is reporting the first identification in a resident of the COVID-19 variant, which was first identified in South Africa in December 2020 and began being reported in the United States in late January.

Source: WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

04/02/2021

South African variant of COVID-19 found in Kansas

At this point, KDHE said it is not known to cause more severe disease.

Source: KMBC Kansas City

04/02/2021

KDHE: South African variant of COVID-19 identified in Kansas

A South African variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Finney County, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

Source: KWCH

04/01/2021

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shot 91% effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech said on Thursday their vaccine is around 91% effective at preventing COVID-19, citing updated trial data that included participants inoculated for up to six months.

Source: Reuters

04/01/2021

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine protects against South African variant, lasts 6 months, data shows

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and partnering biotechnology company BioNTech has proven “highly effective” against the coronavirus — including variants — for at least six months after full inoculation.

Source: Www.https

04/01/2021

Pfizer says trials suggest Covid vaccine works against South African variant, is safe and effective after 6 months

Pfizer and BioNTech said Thursday that trials suggest their vaccine is effective against the B.1.351 coronavirus variant that first emerged in South Africa.

Source: NBC News

03/31/2021

U.S. begins testing Moderna's Covid vaccine booster shots for variant from South Africa

The phase one trial will test how safe and effective the new shot is against the variant — known as B.1.351 — in roughly 210 healthy adults.

Source: CNBC

03/27/2021

South African COVID-19 variant detected in Arizona, officials say

The so-called South African variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Arizona, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Source: FOX 10 News Phoenix

03/27/2021

First 2 cases of South Africa COVID-19 variant confirmed in Arizona

Two cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa have been confirmed in Arizona, state health officials announced Friday.

Source: AZCentral

03/27/2021

First cases of South African COVID-19 variant detected in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services says the first case of the South African COVID-19 variant has been detected in Arizona.

Source: ABC15 Arizona

03/27/2021

Health officials confirm South African strain of COVID-19 is in Arizona

It was found in two test samples.

Source: AZFamily

03/26/2021

South African, UK variant of COVID-19 found in San Benito County

All approved vaccines are effective against these variants.

Source: KSBW The Central Coast

03/24/2021

First two cases of South African COVID-19 variant detected in Thurston County

Authorities identified the first two instances of the emerging South African COVID-19 variant in Thurston County. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) notified local health officials March 19 of two cases of the B. 1. 351 variant of SARS-CoV-2, which ori…

Source: KOMO News

03/23/2021

Supercomputer Analysis Reveals Why UK, South Africa Coronavirus Variants Are More Contagious, Deadly

TACC's Frontera supercomputer aids in building infection models of COVID-19 variants. All viruses mutate as they make copies of themselves to spread and thrive. SARS-CoV-2, the virus the causes COVID-19, is proving to be no different. There are currently more…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/21/2021

Sturdier Coronavirus Spike Protein Explains Faster Spread of COVID Variants From UK, South Africa, and Brazil

Cryo-EM study show how structural alterations in G614 variants stabilize the spike. The fast-spreading UK, South Africa, and Brazil coronavirus variants are raising both concerns and questions about whether COVID-19 vaccines will protect against them. New wor…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/19/2021

South African variant strain of COVID-19 identified in Mississippi

Unvaccinated population most at risk, Dobbs says

Source: WAPT Jackson

03/19/2021

South African COVID variant found in Mississippi; could impact effectiveness of vaccine

Health officials identified a new variant strain of COVID-19 that was found in Mississippi.

Source: WLOX

03/18/2021

Another case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Santa Clara County

The worrisome South African strain of the COVID-19 virus, which appears to be more contagious and more resistant to some vaccines, has once again surfaced in Santa Clara County.

Source: The Mercury News

03/17/2021

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine Has No Efficacy Against South African Virus Strain, Study Shows

According to a Phase 1b-2 trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University / AstraZeneca ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/16/2021

The Rising Popularity Of Bitcoin In South Africa

A combination of factors makes South Africa a notable hotbed for Bitcoin adoption, even among a region that has embraced BTC.

Source: Bitcoin Magazine

03/14/2021

South Africa’s Drop in Covid-19 Cases Adds to Questions About Waves of Infections

Surprising decline after surge shows scientists still have much to learn about how the coronavirus moves through society

Source: The Wall Street Journal

03/13/2021

Can the World Learn From South Africa’s Vaccine Trials?

Vaccine trials are often done in wealthier countries. Scientists say the South Africa experience proves the value of trials in the global south.

Source: New York Times

03/12/2021

Is Moderna developing a booster shot? Can Moderna stop South Africa variant?

Moderna has started testing its COVID-19 vaccine against the variants that threaten efficacy, including the South Africa variant.

Source: Deseret News

03/11/2021

N.J. COVID updates: Capacity expands to 50% for indoor dining, other businesses; South African variant confir

The limit on private gatherings in New Jersey will increase to 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors on March 19.

Source: nj.com

03/10/2021

First study subjects receive modified Moderna vaccine to fight South Africa variant | TheHill

Moderna announced Wednesday that it has administered the first doses of a modified vaccine design...

Source: The Hill

03/10/2021

N.J. confirms 1st case of more contagious South African COVID variant. Total variant cases up to 145.

There’s one case of the South African variant that was identified in Hudson County.

Source: nj.com

03/10/2021

First South African COVID Variant Identified In New Jersey

The South African coronavirus variant was one of six newly identified variants identified in New Jersey on Wednesday, officials said.

Source: Avon, CT Patch

03/09/2021

What you need to know about COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa and now in Michigan

The variant is more contagious, but vaccines should work against it.

Source: mlive.com

03/09/2021

First Michigan case of South African COVID-19 variant identified in Jackson County boy

The variant was identified by the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories on March 8.

Source: mlive.com

03/09/2021

Michigan confirms first case of South African COVID variant in Jackson County

Officials said the case was identified in a child. The health department did not say how the boy was infected but a case investigation is underway to determine close contacts and if there are additional cases associated.

Source: WDIV ClickOnDetroit

03/08/2021

New study warns Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines could be far less effective against South Africa variant | TheHill

Researchers found a decline in neutralizing activity against B.1.351.

Source: The Hill

03/08/2021

VIDEO: South African Variant Found Identified Hawai´i

The vaunted “South African” variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Hawai´i.

Source: Big Island Now

03/08/2021

Cases of South African coronavirus variant detected at Colorado correctional facility: officials

Colorado health officials over the weekend confirmed the state’s first cases of a concerning coronavirus variant that was first detected in South Africa.

Source: Fox News

03/08/2021

South African COVID-19 variant discovered in Colorado prison

The more-contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa has been confirmed in Colorado for the first time, with three cases detected in a Chaffee County prison that’s experienci…

Source: The Denver Post

03/05/2021

South African COVID-19 variant found in Wisconsin

The South African COVID-19 variant was identified in Wisconsin on Thursday.

Source: WISN Milwaukee

03/05/2021

Wisconsin health officials confirm South Africa COVID-19 variant

This mutation of the COVID-19 virus is considered more contagious and spreads faster than the original COVID-19 virus.

Source: WBAY

03/05/2021

DHS confirms South Africa variant of COVID-19 found in Wisconsin - Channel3000.com - WISC

A second variant strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been confirmed in Wisconsin.

Source: Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

03/04/2021

First case of COVID-19 South African variant detected in Maine

The first COVID-19 case involving the South African variant has been detected in Maine, according to state health officials.

Source: WMTW Portland

03/04/2021

Maine CDC: Case of COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa confirmed in Maine - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH

Shah said the Maine CDC has confirmed the first case of the B.1.351 variant in Maine. This variant was first initially found in South Africa in October 2020.

Source: NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

03/04/2021

COVID-19 mutation found in South African, Brazilian strains detected in Monroe County - 13WHAM

Rochester, N. Y. &ndash;As COVID-19 cases have seen a decline in recent weeks, health officials have become more vocal about the potential concerns related to mutated strains of the virus. Now, local doctors say a mutation found in some of those strains of th…

Source: 13WHAM-TV

03/04/2021

South Africa regulator says at advanced stage of Pfizer vaccine review

South Africa's medicines regulator said on Thursday that it was at an advanced stage of reviewing an emergency use application for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine....

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/02/2021

Philippines reports first cases of COVID-19 South African variant

The Philippines has documented six cases of the South African coronavirus variant, its health ministry said on Tuesday, raising concern among its experts...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/24/2021

Moderna CEO talks Covid vaccine for new South African variant

Source: Google News

02/24/2021

Moderna’s new COVID-19 vaccine for South African variant ready for human testing, company says

Moderna on Wednesday announced that the COVID-19 vaccine it recently developed to address a concerning new coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa is ready to be tested in people in clinical trials.

Source: Fox News

02/24/2021

Moderna to test booster shot that targets South African variant

Moderna will begin testing a new version of its Covid-19 vaccine that was designed to target a coronavirus variant that was first reported in South Africa.

Source: NBC News

02/24/2021

Moderna to begin clinical trials of Covid booster shots for variant from South Africa, sends to NIH for study

Moderna said it has shipped to the NIH doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine designed to provide better protection against the variant from South Africa.

Source: CNBC

02/24/2021

2,400 wasted doses in Tennessee; South Africa variant sweeps US; FDA report sees no problems with J&J 1-dose vaccine: Live COVID updates

Menacing coronavirus variants are sweeping across the nation even as new cases of the original virus are dropping quickly. Latest COVID-19 updates.

Source: USA Today

02/23/2021

COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa found in King County

Source: KIRO Seattle

02/23/2021

Coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa pops up in Washington state for 1st time

Source: Google News

02/23/2021

COVID-19 variant discovered in South Africa now in King County, state health agency says

State and local health officials announced Tuesday that a variant of COVID-19, similar to what was found in South Africa, has been detected in King County, adding to the urgency to increase vaccinations in the region to halt spread of the virus and its effect…

Source: KOMO News

02/23/2021

UPDATE 1-South Africa says J&J, Pfizer, Moderna vaccines considered for "immediate use"

South Africa's healthminister said on Tuesday that government advisers had organisedCOVID-19 vaccines into three groups and those considered for"immediate...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/21/2021

New York Finds Case of Variant First Seen in South Africa

The variant is more transmissible and may evade antibodies stirred by prior infections or vaccines. One other case has been detected in the state, in a Connecticut man who was hospitalized in New York City.

Source: New York Times

02/21/2021

South Africa Covid variant detected in New York resident for the first time, Cuomo says

Cuomo said on Sunday that a Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa has reached New York.

Source: CNBC

02/21/2021

First Case Of COVID-19 Variant From South Africa Confirmed In NY Resident

A Long Island resident tested positive with the state's first known case of the coronavirus variant from South Africa.

Source: Gothamist

02/21/2021

First case of South African coronavirus variant found in New York resident - 13WHAM

NEW YORK &mdash; The first case of the South African coronavirus variant has been identified in a New York State resident, according to the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor's office says that the variant was found in a Nassau County resident. The…

Source: 13WHAM-TV

02/21/2021

UK to reopen in stages after driving down South African variant, Hancock says

Britain has the world's fifth-worst official COVID-19 death toll, but daily death rates have started to fall on the back of a robust vaccination drive.

Source: CNBC

02/21/2021

Fight against Covid-19 variants in South Africa is lesson for world

The South Africa coronavirus variant has raised fears around the world that new Covid-19 strains will render the current generation of vaccines ineffective.

Source: NBC News

02/18/2021

First case of South African COVID-19 located in SWVA

The Commonwealth has now seen three cases of the B.1.351 variant.

Source: WDBJ7

02/18/2021

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines offer weaker protection against South Africa strain: studies

COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna appear to offer significantly less antibody protection against the highly-contagious variant that emerged in South Africa, new studies show.

Source: New York Post

02/18/2021

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines protection against South African variant unclear, studies find

New research suggests a concerning coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa diminished Pfizer and Moderna's vaccine-induced antibody levels, and the protection is unclear.

Source: Fox News

02/18/2021

Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produces a much weaker immune response against the variant found in South Africa, a new study suggests

Pei-Yong Shi, the study's co-author, said Pfizer's vaccine would likely still be protective in real-life, but that more research was needed.

Source: Business Insider

02/18/2021

Studies show Pfizer, Moderna vaccines could have reduced protection against South Africa variant | TheHill

Studies have shown that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 ...

Source: The Hill

02/18/2021

Immunome Discovers Antibodies Capable of Neutralizing Multiple SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Including the South African Variant, in Pseudovirus Testing

Immunome announces that its discovery engine has isolated potent antibodies capable of neutralizing several SARS-CoV-2 variants

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/18/2021

Live updates: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have reduced effectiveness against South African variant, new studies show

In lab settings the antibodies still neutralized genetically engineered versions of the virus variants just not to the same degree as the original version.

Source: The Washington Post

02/18/2021

South African scientists to discuss Pfizer vaccine study

Scientists will meet on Thursday to advise South Africa's government on its next steps after a study suggested the dominant local coronavirus variant may reduce protective antibodies from Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine by two-thirds.

Source: Reuters

02/18/2021

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine weaker against South African variant, study says; New York City could run out of doses. Latest COVID-19 updates

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is weaker against South Africa variant, new study shows. Fake vaccine leads to 6 arrests in Mexico. Latest COVID-19 news.

Source: USA Today

02/18/2021

Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce COVID-19 vaccine protection

A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the companies said on W…

Source: Fox Business

02/18/2021

Pfizer: South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

Source: Google News

02/18/2021

Pfizer says South African Covid variant may significantly cut vaccine protection

Pfizer (PFE) said a new laboratory study suggests that South African variant of coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer/BioNTech (BNTX) vaccine by two-thirds,...

Source: Seeking Alpha

02/18/2021

Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/ BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds.

Source: NBC News

02/17/2021

Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the companies said on W…

Source: Reuters

02/17/2021

Sinovac vaccine works on UK, South African variants - Brazil institute

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech is effective against the UK and South African variants, the vaccine's Brazilian partner said on...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/17/2021

COVID-19 Variant That Originated In South Africa Found In Mass.

The variant was discovered in a female in her 20s who lives in Middlesex County and who had no reported travel.

Source: WBUR

02/17/2021

What we know about the South African coronavirus variant found in Mass.

Here’s what we know about the variant, officially dubbed B.1.351.

Source: The Boston Globe

02/17/2021

Mass. health officials confirm first case of South Africa COVID-19 variant

The Middlesex County woman who tested positive is in her 20s.

Source: Boston.com

02/17/2021

DPH: First case of South Africa COVID-19 variant confirmed in Mass.

This comes less than a month after the first case of the U.K. variant was confirmed in the state by public health officials.

Source: WCVB Boston

02/16/2021

South Africa to be first to use Johnson Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

It's a pivot from initial plans to vaccinate its estimated 1.5 million frontline health-care workers with a jab developed by AstraZeneca.

Source: Quartz India

02/16/2021

South African COVID-19 variant spreading across US

Source: Google News

02/15/2021

South African COVID-19 Variant Detected in Connecticut Resident

The so-called “South African” variant of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in a Connecticut patient for the first time, according to the…

Source: NBC Connecticut

02/15/2021

COVID NYC Update: Connecticut patient at New York City hospital tests positive for coronavirus variant from South Africa - WABC

A patient in a New York City hospital has tested positive for the COVID-19 variant from South Africa.

Source: WABC-TV

02/15/2021

South African COVID-19 variant detected in NYC hospital patient

The South African variant of the coronavirus has been detected in a person hospitalized in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

Source: New York Post

02/15/2021

COVID-19: First Person With South African Variant Being Treated In NY

A Connecticut resident is being treated in New York City after being diagnosed with the South African strain of COVID-19.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made the announcement on Monday afternoon, Feb. 15, noting …

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

02/15/2021

South Africa's Jacob Zuma in 'contempt of court', says judge

South Africa's ex-president ignores a summons to appear before an anti-corruption inquiry.

Source: BBC News

02/15/2021

Number of Israelis reinfected by South African variant rises to 3, raising concerns

The third such reported case of reinfection is a sobering development that threatens to upend Israel’s strategy to reopen society.

Source: The Washington Post

02/14/2021

Fauci sees 'sobering' data on South Africa variant; Mardi Gras crackdown; Valentine's Day message of hope from Biden: Live COVID-19 updates

Data on the South Africa variant of the coronavirus is "sobering," and current vaccines are less effective, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. COVID-19 news.

Source: USA Today

02/14/2021

Two recovered Israeli COVID patients reinfected with South African strain

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Source: Haaretz

02/14/2021

Patient reinfected with South African COVID variant in serious condition

In late January, an Israeli who was infected with the novel coronavirus in August was found to be reinfected with the South African variant.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

02/14/2021

First known patient reinfected with South Africa coronavirus variant is in critical condition

It is rare for recovered coronavirus patients to become reinfected with the virus, experts say. But they caution that further research is needed into the cross-immunity between newly sequenced variants.

Source: The Washington Post

02/12/2021

Scientists aren't cowed by coronavirus from South Africa

COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against the coronavirus strain from South Africa, but scientists remain confident that humans have the upper hand.

Source: Los Angeles Times

02/12/2021

Illinois Reports First Case of South African COVID-19 Variant

Illinois reported the first case of the South African COVID-19 variant Thursday, health officials reported.

Source: NBC Chicago

02/12/2021

Coronavirus What makes the South Africa variant different?

Scientists detected the first cases of the South Africa variant in California this week, a version of the coronavirus that appears to be more elusive to current vaccines and the natural immunity produced by previous infections.

Source: 10News

02/12/2021

First case of South African coronavirus variant found in North Carolina

The first case of the South African coronavirus variant has been found in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: WRAL.com

02/11/2021

South African B.1.351 variant of COVID-19 found in North Carolina

The B.1.351 variant of COVID-19 first identified in South Africa has been found in North Carolina, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The DHHS released the following information on Thursday evening: Th…

Source: WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

02/11/2021

South Africa and U.K. coronavirus variants detected in D.C.; Maryland to open third mass vaccination site

Leaders in the Washington region continued to confront enormous demand for vaccine doses.

Source: The Washington Post

02/11/2021

Illinois coronavirus: First case of South Africa variant identified - Chicago Sun

New strains of the virus spread more easily, but vaccines are still effective against them, officials say.

Source: Suntimes.com

02/11/2021

Illinois reports first case of South African COVID variant

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that a Rock Island man has been infected with the B.1.351 variant.

Source: KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

02/11/2021

Federal disaster teams called in to help with COVID-19 vaccination effort as Illinois surpasses 1.5 million inoculations; first South African variant identified in state

Frustrated over the rocky start of coronavirus vaccinations in Illinois, local health officials expressed dismay over the state’s oversight of the rollout.

Source: Chicago Tribune

02/11/2021

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 2,838 new coronavirus cases, 102 deaths; South African variant confirmed in state by IDPH - WLS

Illinois health officials reported 2,838 new COVID-19 cases and 102 deaths Thursday. Gov. Pritzker announced an expansion of Phase 1B vaccine eligibility to include those with high-risk medical conditions. IDPH confirmed the South African variant is here.

Source: WLS-TV

02/11/2021

California's first cases of South African coronavirus variant identified in Bay Area

California has identified its first cases of a worrisome coronavirus variant that was first discovered in South Africa. The variant, known as B.1.351, was confirmed in the San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week.

Source: Fox News

02/11/2021

Fort Bend Co. man details what it's like to have South African variant of COVID-19 - KTRK

ABC13 spoke to a Fort Bend County resident who tested positive for the South African COVID-19 variant about his experience with the virus.

Source: KTRK-TV

02/11/2021

Africa CDC says countries without 'South African' variant should use AstraZeneca vaccine

The African Union (AU) will not be "walking away" from AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine but will target its use in countries that have not reported cases of the variant dominant in South Africa, the head of its disease control body said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters

02/11/2021

Q&A: Things to know about South African COVID-19 variant

Dr. Dean Blumberg is an associate professor chief of pediatric infectious diseases with the UC Davis Medical Center. He spoke to KCRA 3 about what this new variant means.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

02/10/2021

South Africa coronavirus variant that reduces vaccine efficacy found in two Bay Area counties

California’s first two cases of a coronavirus variant first found in South Africa that...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

02/10/2021

South African coronavirus strain found in Santa Clara and Alameda counties

Experts say the South African strain is up to 50% more contagious and easier to spread than other variants of the virus.

Source: The Mercury News

02/10/2021

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says South Africa will launch inoculation campaign with Johnson & Johnson shots instead.

Source: Al Jazeera English

02/10/2021

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its front-line health workers beginning next week as a study to see what protection it provides from...

Source: Associated Press

02/10/2021

South Africa scraps roll-out of AstraZeneca vaccine

The health minister says South Africa will instead give unapproved Johnson & Johnson jab to front-line health workers.

Source: Al Jazeera English

02/10/2021

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know about South African COVID-19 variant - KTRK

UTMB-Galveston researchers tested the blood of people vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine against the different coronavirus strains, including the South African variant.

Source: KTRK-TV

02/10/2021

Pfizer vaccine effective against UK, South African COVID variants, UTMB study says

The news comes one day after Houston Methodist Hospital reported the Houston area’s...

Source: Houston Chronicle

02/09/2021

Texas confirms South Africa coronavirus variant case in Houston resident

Texas officials on Monday announced the state’s first confirmed case of a coronavirus variant initially detected in South Africa.

Source: Fox News

02/09/2021

Why the coronavirus variant in South Africa has put a damper on vaccines -- and why many are still hopeful

A roller coaster of research has stoked concerns that a coronavirus variant first linked to South Africa could be resistant to vaccines and raise the bar for herd immunity.

Source: CNN

02/09/2021

South African variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Houston area

The city announced the potentially more transmissible variant was detected over the...

Source: Houston Chronicle

02/09/2021

South African variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Houston area

The city announced the potentially more transmissible variant was detected over the...

Source: Houston Chronicle

02/08/2021

Scary 22% vaccine efficacy in South Africa comes with heaps of caveats

South African data on AstraZeneca vaccine is as iffy as it is scary

Source: Ars Technica

02/08/2021

COVID variant from South Africa confirmed in Fort Bend; more cases from UK variant found in Houston

"This is a stark reminder that we are far from over," said health officials.

Source: KHOU.com

02/08/2021

South African COVID-19 variant emerges in Houston area; city identifies 1st cases of UK strain - KTRK

Houstonians actively searching for COVID-19 vaccine appointments were surprised to find some availability rolling out at local pharmacies.

Source: KTRK-TV

02/08/2021

With AstraZeneca rollout suspended, South Africa scrambles for a vaccine plan — a ‘preview’ of new fight against variants

A limited study indicated the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was minimally protective against a new variant widespread in southern Africa.

Source: The Washington Post

02/08/2021

AstraZeneca Vaccine Rollout Put On Hold In South Africa : Goats and Soda

A study raised concerns about its effectiveness against the coronavirus variant sweeping through the country — although the data is too preliminary for definitive conclusions.

Source: NPR

02/08/2021

How dangerous is South Africa's coronavirus variant? | COVID-19 Special

Source: Google News

02/08/2021

Covid-19: Paris school closes after cases found of South African variant

The local authority for the city of Eaubonne, north of Paris, said on Monday that cases of the South African variant of the new coronavirus had been detected and that it was starting a track-and-trace campaign.

Source: FRANCE 24 English

02/08/2021

South Africa suspends rollout of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine | DW News

Source: Google News

02/08/2021

AstraZeneca races to adapt Covid vaccine as South Africa suspends rollout

Drugmaker AstraZeneca is racing to adapt its Covid-19 vaccine in the face of new variants of the virus.

Source: CNBC

02/08/2021

South Africa suspends rollout of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

One study, involving around 2,000 people, found the vaccine offered "minimal protection" against mild and moderate cases of Covid-19. The government says it will use other vaccines in the meantime.

Source: DW (English)

02/07/2021

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccine drive - POLITICO

“The AstraZeneca vaccine appeared effective against the original strain, but not against the variant,” an official said.

Source: Politico

02/07/2021

South Africa puts AstraZeneca vaccinations on hold over variant data

South Africa will put on hold use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot in its vaccination programme, after data showed it gave minimal protection against mild-to-moderate infection caused by the country's dominant coronavirus variant.

Source: Reuters

02/07/2021

South Africa pauses rollout of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine | TheHill

South Africa has stopped the use of the AstraZeneca vac...

Source: The Hill

02/07/2021

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine provides ‘minimal’ protection against virus variant from South Africa, study finds

Researchers reiterated, however, that the vaccine does work well against the original coronavirus strain.

Source: The Washington Post

02/07/2021

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Weaker Against South Africa Strain

Findings from clinical trial contribute to concerns that a mutating virus is rendering existing Covid-19 shots less effective

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/07/2021

AstraZeneca vaccine being tweaked to fight South Africa variant

UK News: LONDON: Developers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine expect to have a modified jab to cope with the South Africa coronavirus variant by autumn, the va.

Source: The Times of India

02/07/2021

The South African origins of Andy Jassy’s Amazon Web Services

AWS’s story is incomplete without acknowledging the legendary role of an independent team of engineers and developers in Cape Town.

Source: Quartz India

02/06/2021

Emergency testing for South Africa variant widened as fears grow over vaccine resistance - BBC News

Source: Google News

02/06/2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID shot less effective against South African variant: study

British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/06/2021

Astra Vaccine Is Less Effective Against South Africa Variant

Source: Bloomberg

02/06/2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID shot less effective against South African variant: study

British drugmaker AstraZeneca <AZN.L> said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African variant of COVID-19, based on early data from a trial.

Source: Reuters

02/05/2021

1st case of COVID-19 variant from South Africa identified in Eastern Virginia

(WAVY) — Virginia Department of Health officials say the state’s first case of the COVID-19 variant that emerged in South Africa late last year has been identified in a person from Eastern Virginia. As of Friday, Virginia is only the third state in the U.S. t…

Source: WAVY.com

02/04/2021

South African COVID variant can chip away at vaccine efficacy -- but the vaccine can still save your life

Since the emergence of several new COVID-19 variants across the globe, scientists have been racing to understand their impact on vaccines. Early laboratory ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/03/2021

Britain scrambles to contain Covid mutations, spread of variant from South Africa

The U.K. is scrambling to contain the spread of additional mutations of the coronavirus, with the more worrying variant first discovered in South Africa emerging.

Source: CNBC

02/02/2021

2 more cases of South African COVID-19 variant confirmed in Maryland

Health officials identified more cases of the South African COVID-19 B.1.351 variant in Maryland.

Source: WBAL TV Baltimore

02/02/2021

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine less effective against South African variant

"Our work suggests the vaccine is likely to be less effective when dealing with this mutation."

Source: The Jerusalem Post

02/02/2021

Covid-19: People in South African variant test areas urged to 'think twice'

Those in areas where the South African variant was found should further limit time outside, a minister says.

Source: BBC News

02/02/2021

Coronavirus: Mutations found in South African variant are appearing in cases caused by Kent strain

A Public Health England report confirmed that scientists have found at least 11 cases where the Kent variant also had a mutation found in the South African strain, which it doesn't usually carry.

Source: Daily Mail

02/01/2021

Maryland confirms South African coronavirus variant

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Saturday that the state confirmed a case of a coronavirus variant initially detected in South Africa.

Source: Fox News

02/01/2021

South African coronavirus variant: All your questions answered

A worrisome new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa, known as B.1.351, has already spread to more than 30 countries.

Source: Live Science

02/01/2021

Israeli coronavirus survivor gets reinfected with South African variant

Ziv Yaffe tested positive for COVID-19 a second time after coming into contact with the South African strain.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

01/31/2021

First batch of coronavirus vaccines due to arrive in South Africa

The first one million shots of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be used to inoculate healthcare workers.

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/31/2021

Israeli who recovered from COVID-19 reinfected with South African strain

57-year-old man had recently returned from visit to Turkey, was largely asymptomatic

Source: The Times of Israel

01/31/2021

2nd state detects South African coronavirus variant

The COVID-19 variant from South Africa, first detected in South Carolina after arriving to the United States, has now been found in Maryland. The patient in Baltimore had not traveled internationally, meaning community spread is likely. NBC’s Meagan Fitzgeral…

Source: TODAY

01/31/2021

A Baltimore man has the coronavirus variant found in South Africa - the 3rd confirmed US case. He 'likely' caught it locally, the state governor said.

The Maryland man is the third American confirmed with the more infectious coronavirus variant from South Africa, following two South Carolina cases.

Source: Business Insider

01/31/2021

Coronavirus Updates: Maryland Has A Case Of The COVID-19 Variant From South Africa

A case of the variant from South Africa was found in Maryland.

Source: Gothamist

01/31/2021

Top health official fears vaccine less effective against South African strain

But Sharon Alroy-Preis says no evidence any of the variants can completely bypass the inoculation; nearly 3 million Israelis received 1st shot, with 1.7 million getting both doses

Source: The Times of Israel

01/30/2021

Maryland confirms case of South African Covid variant that's more infectious

Maryland has reported a case of the new, highly transmissible Covid-19 variant first found in South Africa

Source: CNBC

01/30/2021

Two new Covid vaccines have less efficacy against South African strain

Early trial data shows Novavax and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have much less efficacy against new variant

Source: The Guardian

01/30/2021

Fresh data show toll South African virus variant takes on vaccine efficacy By Reuters

Fresh data show toll South African virus variant takes on vaccine efficacy

Source: Investing.com

01/30/2021

Fresh data show toll South African virus variant takes on vaccine efficacy

Clinical trial data on two COVID-19 vaccines show that a coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa is lessening their ability to protect against the illness, underscoring the need to vaccinate vast numbers of people as quickly as possible, scientis…

Source: Reuters

01/29/2021

J&J vaccine adds to COVID-19 armoury, includes South African variant

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that its single-dose vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a large global trial against multiple variants, giving health officials another weapon to tackle the pandemic.

Source: Reuters

01/29/2021

J&J vaccine adds to COVID-19 armoury, includes South African variant

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that its single-dose vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a large global trial against multiple variants, giving health officials another weapon to tackle the pandemic.

Source: Reuters

01/29/2021

1st cases of South African COVID-19 variant detected in US l GMA

The highly contagious coronavirus strain from South Africa was found in two people from different parts of South Carolina who have no history of travel and a...

Source: YouTube

01/29/2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine 66 percent effective, drops against South Africa variant | TheHill

A COVID-19 single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was 66 percent effective in preventing...

Source: The Hill

01/29/2021

Virus Updates: Infections of South Africa Strain Were Through Community Spread

Authorities announced Thursday two people in South Carolina have been diagnosed with a more infectious strain of the coronavirus first detected in South Africa.…

Source: NBC Chicago

01/29/2021

Highly Contagious South African COVID Strain Reaches U.S. - Here's Why All of the Mutations Are Such a Big Deal

There's heightened concern today as a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus has been discovered in the U.S. Health experts are increasingly concerned about the South African variant because the COVID vaccines currently on the market may not be as eff…

Source: Cbn.com

01/29/2021

First U.S. cases of COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa found in South Carolina

The first U.S. cases of the COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa have now been found in South Carolina. Experts say various variants will become d...

Source: YouTube

01/29/2021

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Effective, But Less So Against Variant In South Africa

Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine is 89% effective at preventing illness, according to an interim analysis of a U.K. study. But the vaccine wasn't as effective against some viral variants.

Source: NPR

01/29/2021

First U.S. cases of COVID-19 variant from South Africa found in South Carolina

A new and highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time, with two cases diagnosed in South Carolina.

Source: CBS News

01/28/2021

Coronavirus: South African variant identified in US for first time

Strain detected in South Carolina may be more vaccine-resistantNew York may have undercounted nursing home deaths by 50%

Source: The Guardian

01/28/2021

Novavax vaccine delivers 89% efficacy against COVID-19 in UK—but is less potent in South Africa

Worrisome variant reduces efficacy to less than 50% in South Africa

Source: Science Magazine

01/28/2021

Novavax says its Covid-19 vaccine is 89 percent effective, but less so against South African variant

The mixed results came on the same day that the United States announced it had found its first Covid-19 cases linked to the South African variant.

Source: Politico

01/28/2021

Novavax COVID vaccine highly effective — except against South African strain

The vaccine candidate from Novavax is almost 90 percent effective against COVID-19 — but just under 50 percent effective against the new South African variant of the virus, the company announ…

Source: New York Post

01/28/2021

Novavax stock soars more than 20% after COVID-19 vaccine study shows nearly 90% efficacy in U.K., but less against new South African variant

Novavax Inc. shares jumped more than 15% in after-hours trading Thursday, after the company revealed results of studies that showed its proposed COVID-19...

Source: MarketWatch

01/28/2021

Novavax says COVID-19 vaccine is 89.3% effective in UK trial, less in South Africa

Novavax Inc said on Thursday its coronavirus vaccine was 89.3% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a trial conducted in the United Kingdom, and was nearly as effective in protecting against the more highly contagious variant first discovered in the UK, accord…

Source: Reuters

01/28/2021

Novavax’s Vaccine Works Well — Except on Variant First Found in South Africa

An early analysis in Britain found that the vaccine had an efficacy rate of nearly 90 percent. But in a small South Africa trial, the efficacy rate dropped to just under 50 percent.

Source: New York Times

01/28/2021

South Africa virus variant detected in US for 1st time - WGN

A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time, with two cases diagnosed in South Carolina, state health officials said Thursday.

Source: WGN TV Chicago

01/28/2021

Virus variant from South Africa detected in US for 1st time

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time, with two cases diagnosed in South Carolina, state health...

Source: Associated Press

01/28/2021

Virus variant from South Africa detected in US for 1st time

A new variant of the coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 people to COVID-19 every day.

Source: WRAL.com

01/28/2021

First US cases of South African coronavirus variant identified in South Carolina

A mutation of the novel coronavirus that was first identified in South Africa has officially reached the United States. South Carolina health officials on Thursday announced that two cases of the variant — known as  B.1.351 — were identified in two residents …

Source: Fox News

01/28/2021

Nation’s first 2 cases of South African COVID-19 variant detected in SC

This variant does appear to spread more easily and quickly, officials said.

Source: WIS10

01/28/2021

South Carolina health officials detect first-known U.S. Covid cases of more problematic variant from South Africa

South Carolina health officials said the strain, known as B.1.351, was found in two adults with no history of travel or connection with one another.

Source: CNBC

01/28/2021

How scientists can 'copy and paste' Covid vaccines to work on the strain from South Africa

The current Covid vaccines use mRNA technology, and that means researchers can tweak the vaccines to adapt to new variants more easily. Here's how it works.

Source: CNBC

01/28/2021

Pfizer coronavirus vaccine works on South Africa variant mutations: Study - Business Insider

Pfizer tested its coronavirus vaccine against lab-made viruses designed to mimic the variants found in the UK and South Africa.

Source: Business Insider

01/28/2021

Pfizer vaccine effective against UK, South Africa virus mutations, company says

Calming worldwide fears of COVID-19 variants, inoculation firms 'prepared to respond' if adaptation required

Source: The Times of Israel

01/28/2021

Coronavirus variant sweeps South Africa, exhibiting ‘terrifying’ dominance

Ninety percent of new cases are of the variant, and excess mortality figures have spiked.

Source: The Washington Post

01/25/2021

Joe Biden Issues Travel Ban on South Africa; Reinstates Europe, Brazil Bans

Joe Biden has issued a travel ban on South Africa and reinstated bans on Europe and Brazil to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Source: Breitbart News

01/25/2021

White House to Extend Travel Bans on Europe, Brazil and adding South Africa

Source: New York Times

01/25/2021

Moderna says it's working on Covid booster shot for variant in South Africa, says current vaccine provides some protection

Moderna said it's accelerating work on a Covid-19 booster shot to guard against the recently discovered variant in South Africa.

Source: CNBC

01/25/2021

President Biden reinforces Trump administration’s travel ban, adds South Africa to the list

President Biden has doubled down on the ban on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, England, Ireland and 26 additional countries across Europe, known as the Schengen Area. This effort will help the U.S. continue to fight to contain the continuing COVID-19 surge, a…

Source: The Points Guy

01/25/2021

Jonas Gwangwa, South African Jazz Musician and Activist, Dead at 83

The Oscar-nominated trombonist used music as a rallying cry against apartheid and spent years in exile

Source: Pitchfork

01/24/2021

Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White H…

Source: Fox 59

01/24/2021

Biden to impose travel restrictions on South Africa, U.K. and Brazil to mitigate new Covid strains

President Joe Biden will sign a travel ban Monday on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who were recently in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.

Source: CNBC

01/24/2021

Jonas Gwangwa, South African Musician And Activist, Dies At 83

The trombonist was a major figure in South Africa's early jazz scene, and an activist after the restrictions imposed by apartheid. In 1988 he was nominated for an Oscar for his theme to Cry Freedom.

Source: NPR

01/23/2021

US eyeing UK COVID-19 variant but South Africa one more concerning: NIH's Collins

Source: Reuters

01/23/2021

The South African coronavirus mutation can infect multiple times, could hamper vaccine

A new study reveals that a large number of people with COVID-19 antibodies may not be protected from the new strain

Source: Salon

01/22/2021

New concerns raised over South African variant of COVID-19

Source: Google News

01/22/2021

Scientists work to unlock secrets of new COVID-19 strain spreading across South Africa

President Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci says he is concerned by a coronavirus variant emerging in South Africa. The new strain has led to a...

Source: YouTube

01/22/2021

Studies of South African Coronavirus Strain Raise Concerns About Immune Response

Findings suggest vaccine makers may need to update shots as virus evolves, as with flu vaccinations

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/22/2021

South Africa coronavirus variant may evade vaccines - Business Insider

A mutated coronavirus strain detected in South Africa can partially evade the antibodies our immune system makes to protect us from reinfection.

Source: Business Insider

01/20/2021

Coronavirus: Why South Africa has yet to roll out vaccines

South Africa is the worst-hit country in Africa, but has not yet started doing Covid-19 vaccinations.

Source: BBC News

01/19/2021

South African Coronavirus Variant May Dodge Existing Immunity in Some People

Experts are becoming increasingly worried that at least some variants of the coronavirus will pose an added challenge to limiting the spread of covid-19 through vaccination. Recent data announced over the weekend suggests a variant first found in South Africa…

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/13/2021

South African virus mutation raises questions over vaccine effectiveness

Scientists express concern over E484K strain, which Cambridge microbiologist warns 'could be the start of problems for spike vaccines' developed by Pfizer, Moderna

Source: The Times of Israel

01/13/2021

Scientists fear the 'escape mutant' in coronavirus variant from South Africa

Scientists have identified an "escape mutant" that may decrease the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines.

Source: CNN

01/12/2021

Dr. Fauci warns Covid variant found in South Africa could pose threat to antibody drugs

A more infectious coronavirus strain first identified in South Africa is "disturbing" and could pose a threat to Covid antibody drugs, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

Source: CNBC

01/11/2021

J&J Plans to Submit South African Vaccine Trial Data by Jan. 21

Source: Bloomberg

01/11/2021

Gilead CEO expects remdesivir to effectively treat Covid strains found in U.K., South Africa

"I expect remdesivir with these variants will continue to make an impact on patients," Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day told CNBC.

Source: CNBC

01/11/2021

BioNTech CEO: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effective against strains in UK, South Africa

BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin joined "Squawk Box" on Monday to discuss how effective the Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine is at protecting against the variant...

Source: YouTube

01/09/2021

Coronavirus variant found in South Africa worries scientists

A structural change might reshape of the spike protein decreasing vaccine efficacy

Source: Salon

01/09/2021

Irish health officials believe South African COVID-19 variant contained

Health officials in Ireland, where a more infectious variant of the coronavirus first discovered in England has been surging, said on Saturday they believe three cases of another new variant found in South Africa had been contained.

Source: Reuters

01/09/2021

Health Ministry says South African virus strain found in Israel for 1st time

Ministry says 4 cases of highly contagious variant discovered, but stresses no evidence that it causes more severe illness

Source: The Times of Israel

01/08/2021

South African coronavirus variant detected in reinfection case in Brazil

Brazilian researchers have identified the concerning new coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa in a woman who contracted COVID-19 for the...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/08/2021

South African coronavirus variant is more transmissible but not more severe: expert

A mutated form of COVID-19 first identified in South Africa is indeed more transmissible but, at this time, does not appear to cause more severe disease, an infectious disease expert who is helping to advise the country’s health minister said.

Source: Fox News

01/08/2021

Pfizer and BioNTech say COVID-19 vaccine neutralizes mutation found in new U.K., South Africa variants

Pfizer Inc. undefined and German partner BioNTech SE undefined said Friday an in vitro study found that their COVID-19 vaccine neutralizes the two new highly...

Source: MarketWatch

01/08/2021

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine appears effective against mutation in new strains from UK, South Africa

Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid vaccine appears to work against a key mutation in the new strains discovered in the U.K. and South Africa, a study has found.

Source: CNBC

01/08/2021

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works against UK, South African mutations: study

NEW YORK – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appeared to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa…

Source: New York Post

01/07/2021

South Africa Virus Strain More Transmissible, Not More Severe

Source: Bloomberg

01/06/2021

Covid-19 Vaccines Expected to Work on South Africa Coronavirus Strain

Vaccines may be less effective against the variant that has come to dominate in South Africa, but are expected to have some benefit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/06/2021

South African Covid variant may affect vaccine efficacy, warn scientists

Mutation reduces ability of antibodies to bind to virus and could make some shots less effective

Source: Financial Times

01/06/2021

Covid live updates: EU approves its second vaccine as strain found in South Africa worries experts

The U.S. is recording at least 219,200 new Covid-19 cases and at least 2,670 virus-related deaths each day, based on a seven-day average of JHU data.

Source: CNBC

01/06/2021

Covid variant found in South Africa is worrying experts: Here's what we know so far

A new strain of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Africa is causing concern around the globe.

Source: CNBC

01/06/2021

South African Covid variant appears to ‘obviate’ antibody drugs, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains why vaccinating Americans against Covid is critical, especially as the South Africa variant appears to inhibit antibody drugs.

Source: CNBC

01/05/2021

South African coronavirus variant ‘unlikely to completely negate’ COVID-19 vaccines: scientist

A scientist studying the new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa attempted to assuage concerns that existing COVID-19 vaccines will be rendered totally ineffective by the variant known as 501.V2.

Source: Fox News

01/05/2021

South African variant unlikely to fully negate COVID vaccines, scientist says

Source: Reuters

01/05/2021

South African variant unlikely to fully negate COVID vaccines, scientist says

A variant of the coronavirus first detected in South Africa is unlikely to completely negate the immunising effects of vaccines, a researcher studying it told Reuters.

Source: Reuters

01/05/2021

South African variant unlikely to fully negate COVID vaccines, scientist says

A variant of the coronavirus first detected in South Africa is unlikely to completely negate the immunising effects of vaccines, a researcher studying it told Reuters.

Source: Reuters

01/05/2021

South African variant unlikely to fully negate COVID vaccines, scientist says

A variant of the coronavirus first detected in South Africa is unlikely to completely negate the immunising effects of vaccines, a researcher studying it told Reuters.

Source: Reuters

01/05/2021

COVID-19 vaccines may not work as well against South African variant, experts worry

Source: Live Science

01/05/2021

Vaccines may not work on South African coronavirus variant: UK scientists

There are currently 60 vaccine candidates in trials, including those that are already being rolled out from AstraZeneca and Oxford, Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, Russia’s Sputnik V and China’s Sinopharm.

Source: Hindustan Times

01/04/2021

COVID vaccines "might not" work as well on South African strain, scientists warn

Scientists are optimistic that existing vaccines could be adapted, and they expect trial data soon to help determine whether the new variant really is vaccine-resistant.

Source: CBS News

01/04/2021

South Africa coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

Why experts are concerned about the emergence of this particular new version of coronavirus.

Source: BBC News

01/04/2021

South African coronavirus variant 'very significant problem,' UK health secretary says

Britain’s health secretary on Monday warned that the coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa is a "very significant problem," and poses more of a risk than others.

Source: Fox News

01/04/2021

Coronavirus live updates: South Africa variant 'more of a problem' than UK strain

Source: ABC News

01/04/2021

South African COVID variant poses greater risk than UK strain: health secretary

The new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa poses an even greater risk than the highly infectious strain that turned up in UK patients, the British health secretary said Monday.  Secreta…

Source: New York Post

01/04/2021

Covid variant in South Africa is 'more of a problem' than UK's, official says

A new variant of the coronavirus identified in South Africa is more of a risk than the mutation found in the U.K., according to Britain's health minister.

Source: CNBC

01/04/2021

South African Covid Strain Raises Growing Alarm in the U.K.

Source: Bloomberg

01/04/2021

COVID-19 vaccine's effect on South African strain still unknown, scientist says

An Oxford University scientist said Sunday there is still uncertainty over the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines on the South African variant of the virus.  Sir John Bell told Times Radio tha…

Source: New York Post

01/03/2021

Africa Left With Few Options for Vaccines, South Africa Says

Source: Bloomberg

12/27/2020

UPDATE 1-South Africa's total COVID-19 cases cross 1 million mark

South Africa's total coronavirus infections since the first case in March crossed a million on Sunday, its Health Ministry said, just days after a new faster spreading variant was confirmed to be present in the country.

Source: Reuters

12/27/2020

South Africa on verge of new virus rules as it hits 1M cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's COVID-19 spike has taken the country to more than 1 million confirmed cases on Sunday and President Cyril Ramaphosa called an emergency meeting of the National...

Source: Associated Press

12/24/2020

Vaccines will work against new coronavirus variants spreading through U.K. and South Africa, experts believe

Even if the virus were to mutate further, the vaccines could be rapidly reprogrammed to remain effective.

Source: The Washington Post

12/24/2020

CDC Monitoring New "Mutant" COVID Strain From South Africa

Over the last week alarm has sounded over a new variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreading across the U.K. In an interview with CBS News yesterday, Dr. Anthony...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/23/2020

New mutated coronavirus from South Africa is "highly concerning" - BBC News

The UK government has said it is “highly concerned” about two cases of a new mutation of the coronavirus which have been identified in people who have arrive...

Source: YouTube

12/23/2020

Second COVID Mutation, From South Africa, in U.K.: 'Even More Transmissible' Than First

"This new variant is highly concerning because it is yet more transmissible, and it appears to have mutated further than the new variant that has been discovered in the U.K.," British Health...

Source: Newsweek

12/23/2020

UK detects another 'highly concerning' coronavirus variant in cases linked to South Africa travel

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Wednesday that another variation of the novel coronavirus has been detected in two people who were contacts of cases that stemmed from recent travel to South Africa.

Source: Fox News

12/23/2020

Another new variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in South Africa

Though it emerged independently, it features a similar mutation to the new variant discovered in the U.K. that scientists say is more transmissible.

Source: CBS News

12/21/2020

Coronavirus mutation: UK and South Africa report mutated COVID-19 strain

Dr. Manish Garg, Emergency Medicine Physician & Co-Founder of World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine, joins Yahoo Finance's Kristin Myers to break down...

Source: YouTube

12/21/2020

WHO discusses new coronavirus strains circulating in U.K., South Africa

Nearly 77 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Source: CBS News

12/10/2020

Coronavirus live news: half of Americans would take vaccine, poll shows; second wave arrives in South Africa

Brazil reports highest cases since mid-August; Spain sees lowest cases since August; vaccine cargo could help ‘restart’ passenger flights

Source: The Guardian

12/03/2020

20 people won South African lottery after playing 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 -- investigation showed no fraud: Report

Source: ABC News

12/01/2020

Discovery of two-million-year-old skull in South Africa throws new light on human evolution

The fossil was a male Paranthropus robustus, a species that existed alongside our early human ancestors as a ‘cousin species.'

Source: Independent

11/10/2020

Two million-year-old skull of human cousin found by Australian team in South African cave

Paranthropus robustus walked the earth at roughly the same time as our direct ancestor Homo erectus

Source: Theguardian.comscience

10/27/2020

Apple will raise App Store prices in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa

Apple announced today that the App Store prices in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa will be increased in the next days. Price changes affect the apps and in-app purchases available, but Apple doesn’t say if services like Apple Musi…

Source: 9to5Mac

10/23/2020

Shark attack: South African sharks are being found with their hearts and livers ripped out

UNUSUALLY mangled shark carcasses along the coast of South Africa have exposed a small predator with an appetite for lungs, hearts and sex organs.

Source: Express

10/05/2020

Queen Elizabeth Had Planned for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Move to South Africa, According to New Book

Robert Lacey's Battle of Brothers suggests that the British monarch wanted them to have their own "Malta moment."

Source: TownandCountrymag.com

10/04/2020

South African coffin-maker saw COVID-19 at work and at home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coffin-maker knew death too well. The boxes were stacked in his echoing workshop like the prows of ships waiting for passengers. COVID-19 was turning his business upside...

Source: Associated Press

09/14/2020

Iran allegedly targets US Ambassador to South Africa: Report

Alleged Iranian plan to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks; Gillian Turner reports. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch...

Source: YouTube

09/14/2020

Officials: Iran weighs plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa

The Islamic Republic is still looking to avenge the death of Qassem Soleimani, officials said.

Source: Politico

08/27/2020

West Mathewson: South African conservationist killed by white lions

Police say two lions attacked the lodge owner as he was taking them for a walk, in front of his wife.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

08/18/2020

Covid-19 is making a risky industry even riskier in South Africa

CNN's Eleni Giokos reports exclusively from one of South Africa's largest coal mines where employees remain at work despite rising coronavirus cases in the country.

Source: CNN

08/17/2020

Early human bedding more than 200,000 years old found in South Africa

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Source: Haaretz

08/17/2020

COVID-19 spikes in South Africa, Melbourne offer America clues ahead of winter 2020

COVID-19 spikes in South Africa and Melbourne offer America clues ahead of winter 2020.

Source: NBC News

08/17/2020

Novavax Begins Mid-Stage Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in South Africa

U.S. drug developer Novavax Inc said on Monday it started a mid-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa, as the country experiences a surge in coronavirus cases.

Source: New York Times

08/17/2020

Novavax starting trial of COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa

Source: MarketWatch

08/14/2020

Newly Discovered 'Oldest Bed' Found in South African Cave

Archaeologists in South Africa have claimed that they have evidence of the oldest bed ever found. They believe that they have discovered bedding material that dates from an incredible 200,000 years ago.

Source: Ancient Origins

08/13/2020

World's oldest camp bedding found in South African cave

Remains suggest people 200,000 years ago used ash to repel insects in grass bedding

Source: Science Magazine

08/11/2020

South Africa's poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid virus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When her regular clinic ran out of her government-funded HIV medications amid South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, Sibongile Zulu panicked. A local pharmacy had the drugs for $48,...

Source: Associated Press

08/09/2020

'90 Day Fiancé': Syngin Colchester Asks Tania Maduro Not to 'Nag' Him in South Africa

On '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After', Syngin Colchester finally decides to return to South Africa to see his brother, Dylan.

Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

08/02/2020

Australian state declares coronavirus 'state of disaster,' South Africa tops 500,000 cases

As the number of global coronavirus cases neared 18 million on Sunday, a state of disaster was declared in Australia’s state of Victoria.

Source: NBC News

08/02/2020

South Africa's coronavirus cases hit more than half a million

Easing of many restrictions to boost faltering economy has contributed in the spike in cases over the last two months.

Source: Al Jazeera English

08/02/2020

Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

The country has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, and largest tally in Africa.

Source: BBC News

07/26/2020

Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the low fatality rate is misleading

As coronavirus infections surge, Andrew Harding notes meaningless statistics and a fear of hospitals.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/24/2020

Charlize Theron Unpacks Some of the Trauma From Growing Up in South Africa During Apartheid

Charlize Theron opens up about growing up in South Africa during the apartheid.

Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

07/24/2020

South Africa's 'excess deaths' surge as coronavirus cases spike; report cites 'huge discrepancy'

A new report out of South Africa shows a “huge discrepancy” in the number of reported coronavirus-related deaths and the number of “excess deaths” from natural causes as COVID-19 cases spike across the country.

Source: Fox News

07/13/2020

Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global cases as South Africa reinstates alcohol ban

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; Florida cases increase by record total for a US state; Brazil cases near 2m

Source: The Guardian

07/11/2020

5 dead in hostage situation at South Africa church; 40 arrested

Police in South Africa responded Saturday to a hostage situation at a Pentecostal church where five people were killed.

Source: Fox News

07/11/2020

Five killed in siege at South African church

Five people were killed in a siege at a church in South Africa on Saturday, police said.

Source: CNN

07/02/2020

South Africans accuse researchers of testing coronavirus vaccine on poor and vulnerable Africans

Around 2,000 people in South Africa are expected to take part in the Johannesburg trial, which began last week.

Source: Daily Mail

07/02/2020

Ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The message was dropped into a WhatsApp group used by suburban moms in South Africa. Amid the grumblings over homeschooling during lockdown, one mom went off topic:...

Source: Associated Press

07/01/2020

'We are not guinea pigs,' say South African anti-vaccine protesters

Anti-vaccine protesters took to the streets in Johannesburg on Wednesday to voice their concern over Africa's first human trials for a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Source: Reuters

06/26/2020

Africa's First Human Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine Start in South Africa

As coronavirus cases continue to decline in the UK, Oxford scientists are doing human trials for a possible coronavirus vaccine in Africa and Brazi...

Source: VladTV

06/25/2020

With coronavirus fading in UK, Oxford vaccine trial expands into hard-hit South Africa and Brazil

Oxford University team's drug is a leading contender, but there isn't enough virus still circulating in England for a trial there to work alone.

Source: CBS News

06/22/2020

Giant squid washes ashore on South African beach: 'I was in awe' - KABC

"It looked like a majestic prehistoric animal as I have never seen anything like that in our oceans...I was in awe," one witness said.

Source: KABC-TV

06/17/2020

Stunningly intact giant squid washes ashore in South Africa

Source: Live Science

06/09/2020

The illegal industry booming under lockdown in South Africa

In South Africa, a coronavirus ban on cigarettes and alcohol has sparked an illegal business. CNN's David McKenzie speaks with soldiers trying to enforce the ban and with a Zimbabwean cigarette smuggler, who says his "profits are up."

Source: CNN