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The utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in RSA to guide mitigation strategies
The utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in RSA to guide mitigation strategies
The COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by extreme heterogeneity in both geography and population across the world. Consequently, leveraging local data aligned to the unique South African (SA) context is critical.
COVID-19–We urgently need to start developing an exit strategy
COVID-19–We urgently need to start developing an exit strategy
With the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic passing one million ill people (1 521 252 confirmed cases and 92 798 reported deaths (WHO Sit Rep 10 April), most countries are occupied with controlling the outbreak. The economic consequences are enormous. The World Trade Organization (WTO) estimates that “commerce could shrink up to 32% and warns against 30s-style protectionism” [WTO, 2020]. With no vaccine and no proven effective treatment, the tools available are limited to physical distancing, which includes quarantine and travel restrictions.
Whole-Genome Sequence of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) obtained from a South African Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patient
Whole-Genome Sequence of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) obtained from a South African Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patient
A complete genome sequence was obtained for a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) isolated from a South African patient with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), who had returned to South Africa after traveling to Italy.
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