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South African scientists to monitor COVID-19 vaccine trial in Brazil

27 June 2020, 11:00 AM

South African scientists will be monitoring developments in Brazil which is also about to resume a large COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.

SA professor involved in COVID-19 vaccine trial gives insight into research being done

26 June 2020, 9:55 PM

Wits University is collaborating with the University of Oxford and the Oxford Jenner Institute on the South African leg of the trial for a coronavirus vaccine.

Nuclear Physicist Prof Vilakazi to take over from Prof Habib at Wits

25 June 2020, 7:25 PM

Wits University has appointed Nuclear Physicist Professor Zeblon Vilakazi as its new Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

COVID-19 vaccine could take up to a year and a half to be available if effective

24 June 2020, 8:01 AM

Dean of the Wits University Health Sciences Martin Veller says even if proven effective, it would take at least a year and a half before the drug being tested for COVID-19 would become available to the public.

2 000 people will participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial in SA

23 June 2020, 4:43 PM

Two thousand people will begin participating in a coronavirus vaccine trial, due to get underway in South Africa on Wednesday. Half will receive the vaccine, while the rest will be administered a placebo.

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