Professor Jeremy Nel says scientists could find a cure for COVID-19, sooner than a vaccine. Nel is leading a team of South African experts taking part in the World Health Organisation’s solidarity trial which aims to find a treatment for COVID-19. I think it’s quite likely and that is because the vaccines are still being developed and they will take at least 12-18 months.
The drugs that we are trying as part of this trial are already available in substantial amounts around the world and if we can show that they work they that will enable us to start treatment”, said Nel. The COVID-19 death toll in South Africa has increased to 11.
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In the news – Thando Thabethe helps the Homeless during the lockdown
Thando Thabethe and team are doing their bit to help the less privileged with food supplies during this 21-day lockdown. The radio personality together with Boothfest Foundation and radio personality Mantsoe Pout-Nomzamo are on a mission to help feed the nation’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. Their first stop was Centurion and they are seeking more places to visit and have their food drive. Their mission is to feed as many homeless people as possible. Read more