Articles by Nathan Geffen

Nathan Geffen started GroundUp in 2012. Previously he was active in the Treatment Action Campaign.

Will Covid-19 vaccines bring life back to normal in 2021?

Vaccinating tens of millions of people will be very difficult

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26 November 2020

Covid-19: Getting the messaging right

If we keep it simple, adherence should be better

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22 October 2020

Six months of the Solidarity Fund: How is it doing?

An interview with Adrian Enthoven, deputy-chair of the fund

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1 October 2020

How we count our dead during Covid-19

From 6 May to 23 June, at least 4,000 South Africans died because of the pandemic

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2 July 2020

How to keep safe in supermarkets, schools and on public transport

Advice on how to reduce your risk and those around you of contracting Covid-19

Marc Mendelson, Shaheen Mehtar, Shabir Madhi and Nathan Geffen

29 May 2020

Health department boss calls for investigation into Glenda Gray

But leading scientist comes out in defence of MRC president

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22 May 2020

Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

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22 May 2020

Covid-19: Sixteen practical suggestions for easing the lockdown

No one knows with certainty what we should do, but we hope this stimulates public discussion

By Francois Venter, Kathy Mngadi, Nkuli Mashabane, Di Cooper, Nathan Geffen and Samanta Lalla-Edward

21 April 2020

Tim Noakes interview is dangerously misleading

And it contains elementary errors

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13 April 2020

Covid-19: What do South Africa’s numbers mean?

We explain confirmed cases, death rates and more

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8 April 2020

How many people could die of Covid-19 in South Africa?

Researchers estimate deaths based on Chinese and Italian data. But we can take action to stop the worst outcomes

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29 March 2020

Covid-19: Why “test, test, test” is easier said than done

Both money and logistics are barriers to scaling up the number of tests for the novel coronavirus

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17 March 2020

Covid-19: Washing hands is not easy when you have no running water

“It’s easy to keep your hands clean when you stay in a house because you have a tap inside, but it’s difficult when you have to walk long, tiring distances to fetch water”

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12 March 2020

Does Sunday World want to do journalism or be a defender of corruption?

Newspaper’s attack on our reporter is malicious

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25 November 2019

City of Cape Town refuses to respond to activist prank

Organisers of Monday’s zombie rally sent out a spoof press release that claimed the City had agreed to their demands

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3 October 2019