Inside Covid-19: Meet the 32-year-old SA lab assistant at global forefront of fight against virus
In this episode of Inside Covid-19, we speak to Sandile Cele, a 32-year-old researcher at the Durban-based African Health Research Institute who has made global headlines for an important breakthrough in the fight against Covid-19. Cele found a new way to grow the 501.V2 variant and in so doing, reports the Financial Times, helped show scientists that the variant can escape antibodies and lead to reinfection. Also in this episode, an update from Discovery founder Adrian Gore on the group's role in procuring vaccines and what is happening behind-the-scenes to help medical scheme members. We also hear how pharma companies are racing to retool their vaccine strategies as fast-spreading and potentially dangerous mutations of the virus emerge. Plus, the main Covid-19 stories making world headlines.