On the 26th of March 2020 the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring a country-wide lockdown. In response to the national crisis the Faculty’s scientists collaborated with UCT colleagues, and together with local and international partner institutions, developed and conducted research in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This necessary pivot brought together the Faculty’s expertise in basic, clinical and population health sciences as well as innovation. Researchers conducted a myriad of work which propelled insights into SARS-CoV-2, including:
- The Sisonke trial: Eight lessons for the nationwide vaccine roll-out
- T cells face off against variants to boost COVID-19 immunity
- Unpacking pandemic practices in computational science
Many peer-reviewed scientific publications have resulted from collaborative COVID-19-related research by members of the Faculty. See COVID-19 studies here.
Further information can be found here:
- UCT's Coronavirus Disease 2019
- UCT COVID 19 FAQ's
- South Africa's COVID Online resource and News portal
- FHS Health and Safety