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 The Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, is producing educational video material for use on digital platforms and in multiple languages. The information contained in the videos is authenticated and endorsed by the team of experts based in the Department of Medicine. Many of the recommendations are based on current best evidence and are aligned to provincial, national and international guidelines. (View videos below)


Thursday, 9 April 2020
Potential harm in acting before there’s ‘good science’

An international team of doctors and researchers recently responded to a preprint study on the use of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019). The response identifies multiple issues with the study’s design and data. One of the co-authors of the response is the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Kate Webb.

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 - 14:00
Creating a comfortable home workspace

Sitting on a lumpy cushion working at your coffee table during lockdown? At the kitchen counter or on your bed? Suzanne Key, occupational health nurse practitioner at the University of Cape Town’s Safety, Health and Environmental unit in Properties and Services, has assisted with a guide to set up your workspace at home and avoid the hunchback syndrome. It’s about simple health and safety routines and practical ergonomics.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 14:45
COVID-19 101: Q&A with Prof Ed Rybicki

In times of crisis, the human imagination tends to fluctuate between two extremes: being employed as a powerful tool for survival or wielded as a toxic weapon of destruction. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, leaving economic and social c

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 - 15:30
Developing a vaccine for COVID-19

As COVID-19 infection and morbidity rates increase around the globe, a number of companies and academic institutions have entered the race to develop a vaccine to protect us from the lethal virus. Creating a vaccine is, however, a complex process and could take several months, if not years.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 - 14:30