Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

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

Western Cape finally hits plateau of third wave — but it's no ... Western Cape finally hits plateau of third wave — but it's no time to relax

The Western Cape, which has lagged only behind Gauteng in its portion of the daily national Covid-19 infections, has ...

'We do have vaccine security': SA’s stock of 3.6 million doses ... 'We do have vaccine security': SA’s stock of 3.6 million doses is a record

The daily number of vaccinations was 191,000 on Thursday but the target is 250,000 a day by the end of next week, ...

Vaccine acceptance rises from 71% to 76%, national survey finds Vaccine acceptance rises from 71% to 76%, national survey finds

South Africans’ willingness to have a Covid-19 vaccine increased from 71% in February-March to 76% in April-May, ...

Covid peaks not linked to closing or opening of schools Covid peaks not linked to closing or opening of schools

In under-19s, confirmed cases were five times lower and hospitalisations 13 times lower than in the rest of the populace

Many aren't pitching for jab as the virus got them at the ... Many aren't pitching for jab as the virus got them at the eleventh hour

Experts say multiple factors are standing in the way of getting shots into arms, and included in those are infections ...

Western Cape officially entering its third wave of Covid-19, ... Western Cape officially entering its third wave of Covid-19, says premier

The province has not quite passed the threshold of the technical definition, but premier Alan Winde said on Thursday ...

We'd be thrilled if HIV and TB got this much attention, says ... We'd be thrilled if HIV and TB got this much attention, says Sisonke trial leader

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, co-lead investigator on the Sisonke trial, has cautioned that we drop the ball on HIV and ...

Health head notes 'worrying' attempts to jump Covid-19 ... Health head notes 'worrying' attempts to jump Covid-19 vaccination queue

'Nobody should be jumping the queue. We should all be adhering to rules, people must wait their turn.'