NGS-SA: News about our genomics, epidemiology and surveillance work on COVID-19

6th Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - Ancestral state reconstruction and import/export analysis of viral lineages

Africa CDC - 2021-05-04

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI present a webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data. Webinar: Ancestral state reconstruction and import/export analysis of viral lineages.

5th Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - How to make publication-ready professional-looking figures Part I

Africa CDC - 2021-04-20

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI present a webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data. Webinar: How to make publication-ready professional-looking figures Part I.

Some Nations Could Wait Years for Covid Shots. That is Bad for Everyone

NY Times - 2021-03-23

While richer places, such as the U.S., hope to vaccinate most of their citizens within months, poorer countries, like Kenya, expect to reach just small fractions of their populations in that time.

Rare COVID reactions might hold key to variant-proof vaccines

Nature - 2021-03-19

Some people mount an immune response able to fend off a menagerie of coronavirus variants. Nature news covering four of our recent papers on the variant, neutralisation of plasma and Vaccines (Novavax and Astrazeneca)

What’s unique about the body’s response to the 501Y.V2 variant? Find out

Bhekisisa - 2021-03-12

New research from South Africa’s genomic surveillance network shows that people infected with the 501Y.V2 variant are also immune to other forms of the virus. The team found the protection against the 501Y.V2 variant could also extend to the original virus circulating the country and the variant...