Tanya Farber Journalist

Tanya Farber is the senior science reporter for the Sunday Times and TimesLIVE.

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It was a helluva job, but these modellers got the Covid-19 death toll right

Covid-19 modellers have had a tough task, but one group in particular seems to have hit the nail on the head: the ...

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As the first wave wanes, these are the lessons South Africa has learned from Covid

Experts weigh in on what went right and wrong between the country’s first case and the peak

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Women locked down by two deadly pandemics, with nowhere to turn

A researcher’s data on what happened behind closed doors during lockdown has revealed frightening stats

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Shocking stats on gender-based violence during lockdown revealed

The effect of lockdown on gender-based violence (GBV) has been laid bare by a researcher who collected data from every ...

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PODCAST | Crowds are the new contagion

In this episode of The Kwezi Science Report, we look at the fascinating story of how the body of a man who died 9,000 ...

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South Africa might be past its peak, but a world of uncertainty awaits

Covid-19 has ensured 2020 will go down in history as a worldwide turning point. But local and global experts looking to ...

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Antibody tests: where are they, and are they really any use to you and me?

Almost a month has passed since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in a Sunday night “family meeting” that the ...

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BCG vaccine may have put South Africa one prick ahead in fight against Covid

A new study has found a correlation between countries that administer the vaccine and a flattened curve

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Experts red-flag absence of vital death stats as South Africa peak hits

A ‘relentless increase’ in excess deaths raises questions around the accuracy of Covid-19 mortality numbers

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These are Covid-19’s six symptom clusters, and here’s how they’ll help South Africa

One of the most challenging aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic is its unpredictability in those infected

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