Articles for Nathan Geffen

Why I donate money to Ukraine

South Africa’s failure to support the United Nations resolution calling for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine was a low-point in our foreign policy.

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Opinion | 1 July 2022

Two years into the Covid disaster, where do we stand?

Far fewer people are dying but the disease remains extremely serious

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Science | 12 May 2022

Broken bureaucracy violating prisoners’ rights

Sifiso Tembe may or may not be guilty. But he has definitely not been given a fair trial process

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News | 10 May 2022

Dodgy lotteries: what the SIU can and can’t do

And why it’s important that the NPA joins the fray

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Analysis | 6 April 2022

Committee to decide on Pfizer vaccine for adolescents

This follows an appeal by vaccine sceptics against SAHPRA’s decision to approve this Covid vaccine for teenagers

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Brief | 4 February 2022

Covid-19: How South Africa differs from the rest of the continent

Deaths have been massively underestimated in Africa

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Science | 19 January 2022

Health policy has become a confused mess

The health department has withdrawn welcome changes to isolation, quarantine and contact tracing policies

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Opinion | 29 December 2021

Covid-19 has claimed nearly a quarter of a million lives in South Africa

Here’s how deaths have changed over the past two decades

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Science | 8 October 2021

Nick Hudson and PANDA are wrong. Believing them is deadly

Vaccines are working in South Africa. Here’s the proof

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Science | 14 September 2021

How to boost the Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Government has got a few things right, but there’s so much more it can still do

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Opinion | 18 August 2021

Deaths from Covid-19 are more than double the official count

Researchers have suggested how government can help fix the numbers

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Science | 12 August 2021

Vaccine denialism kills: Mail & Guardian has let down its readers

Those who dispute that the Covid vaccines used in South Africa are safe and effective are just wrong

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Opinion | 10 August 2021

Ivermectin: balance of evidence shows no benefit against Covid-19

While it’s too soon to say that the drug is useless, it has clearly been overhyped

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Science | 5 July 2021

The EFF wants us to use the Russian and Chinese vaccines. But there are unanswered questions about them

The regulatory authority must act in the public interest and not be swayed by undue pressure

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Science | 23 June 2021

Why should South Africans care about Israel’s apartheid?

“We recognise apartheid when we see it” say South African Jews

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Analysis | 21 May 2021