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Time bomb of cancer cases

21 Sep 2020
“As SA finally heads towards level 1 of the lockdown, there are fears that the country could be sitting on a time bomb of undetected cancer cases,” reported Saturday Star (19 September 2020). 
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Medshield announces 2021 price hike

21 Sep 2020
Medshield announced an increase of 5.9% in members’ contribution fees for 2021.
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SA joins measles vaccine trial in Covid-19 fight

21 Sep 2020
Researchers are preparing to launch the SA leg of an international trial investigating whether the well established measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot used in childhood immunisation programmes can protect front-line healthcare workers from Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Stressed professionals in SA are struggling

21 Sep 2020
SA professionals are taking huge strain, according to the annual Stress Index, formulated each year by medical insurer Profmed, reported Times Select (21 September 2020) 
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Medicine expenditure up in 2019

21 Sep 2020
According to the latest Mediscor Medicine Review, medicine expenditure in the Mediscor medical scheme population increased by 2.4% from 2018 to 2019.
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AfroCentric reports profit boost from drug deliveries- Business Day, 15 September 2020

17 Sep 2020
Administration and health management services company AfroCentric reported a rise of 19,1% to R458.6-bn in profit after tax from pharmacy deliveries during the year to end-June. R458.6-million June.
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Bill Gates warns on vaccine grab

17 Sep 2020

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned that almost twice as many people will die from C-19 if rich countries buy up the first 2-bn doses of vaccine instead of ensuring the shots are fairly distributed – (Business Day – 15 September 2020) .


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SA’s waning Covid-19 epidemic remains a mystery

17 Sep 2020
According to the latest COVID-19 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) the number of reported cases in SA has dropped by 42% during the two weeks to September 10. The C-19 death rate has dropped by 29%.
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COVID-19: The big wave is coming

09 Jun 2020

“It is only a matter of time before the rest of South Africa reaches the surge in COVID-19 coronavirus cases currently being experienced in the Western Cape, experts warn,” reported City Press (7 June 2020).


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