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Omicron Puts Scientists on Alert

2021 30 Nov

There is panic around the globe as news of a new variant of coronavirus circulated this week. The variant is believed to harbour a large number of mutations and is spreading quickly across the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified it as a variant of concern and named it Omicron. Omicron is the latest in line of SARS-CoV-2 variants... Read more

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The Omicron Variant of South Africa

2021 27 Nov

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new Omicron variant of South Africa to be ‘of concern’, WHO’s most serious category. The new SARS-CoV-2 variant features over 30 mutations in the spike protein that the virus uses to infect human cells. Since effective antibodies and vaccines are directed to previous versions of the spike... Read more

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Volume 20 - Issue 1, 2020

2020 19 May

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The Calm Before the Storm

2020 19 May

Preparing intensive care capacity for the COVID-19 pandemic at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) has wrought havoc on hospitals throughout the world. As of 25th April 2020, the burden of disease in South Africa remains... Read more

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CCSSA/SASPEN Critical Care Congress 2019

2019 28 Aug

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Integrated, risk-based care for South Africa: Intercare Group focuses on value and innovation

2018 23 May

Primary care and wellness centres, dedicated units for sub-acute care and rehabilitation, as well as ambulatory day surgery centres, are key components of the Intercare Group’s healthcare model in South Africa.   The patient-centred organisation structures its services around the health status and needs of a patient and not merely the traditional... Read more