This is how SA scientists plan to fight the new Covid variant

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This is how SA scientists plan to fight the new Covid variant

Globally there are over 20 variants of the virus, with experts expecting a third surge in SA in June

Graeme Hosken and Paul Ash

SA’s limited access to critically needed Covid-19 vaccines has forced government to turn to science to ensure its inoculation programme has maximum impact.

Key to the vaccination strategy is an algorithm designed by Wits University’s School of Physics.

With medical experts questioning how effective current vaccines will be in the fight against the new Covid-19 variant, a targeted vaccine strategy is critical to saving lives, say modellers...

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