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29 January 2021

HSRC dismisses rumours that antibody survey is a secret vaccination plot

Medical brief

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and its research partners have dismissed rumours that its National COVID-19 Antibody Survey (NCAS) was an attempt to vaccinate respondents and cause harm to them. Polity reports that the survey, which is supported by the Health Department, is currently being conducted in all nine provinces, by Epicentre, to estimate what proportion of South Africa’s population may have been infected with COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2.

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