Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

Tanya Farber is the senior science reporter for the Sunday Times and TimesLIVE.

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Steepest Covid rise to date as Omicron spreads in all provinces, says minister

The current wave of Covid-19 fuelled by Omicron is seeing mainly mild cases in those who are vaccinated, but it shows “a very steep rise - steeper ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
It will no longer be each country for itself, says WHO

SA thanked for transparency while international body urges nations to stop punishing good science by imposing bans

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Omicron in 23 countries: WHO slams those who penalised SA

Travel ban also hampered research and lacked any logic, say experts

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Those gravely ill from Omicron are unvaccinated, says NICD

Data so far suggest transmissibility of Omicron is increased and is being driven by younger people, say experts

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Omicron unlikely to reduce vaccine efficacy against hospitalisation and death: ...

It could take between two and four weeks to nail down the facts about Omicron itself, but according to Prof Salim Abdool Karim, “current vaccines’ ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Jabs for over-50s top priority as SA braces for Omicron wave of Covid infections

The nearly 20m doses in SA's vaccine stockpile should be used to give booster jabs to high-risk groups, and at least 85% of those aged over 50 need ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Another Covid Christmas on the cards as new variant explodes in SA

It may be more transmissible than Delta and it’s spreading fastest among under-25s, so now’s the time to get vaccinated

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
The Anthropause: did lockdown let Earth breathe or create false comfort?

Experts from Wits have expressed hope and horror in equal measure

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Keep calm, get vaxxed and carry on protecting yourself as fourth wave hits SA

There’s likely to be an uptick in hospitalisations in two to three weeks, but that’s no reason to panic: health minister

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Justice for Popi and Bongeka: biggest human rights event is back on table

Amnesty International’s letter-writing campaign turns 20 this year, and three cases from Africa are in the spotlight