Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

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

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

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Africa’s first dedicated diabetes centre in public health opens

About 4.6-million in SA have diabetes, with Covid highlighting the scourge, say those involved in the Cape Town facility

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Lack of access or hesitancy? Either way, SA’s vaccine rollout is uneven

Expert from Wits University says government has handled ‘demand creation’ poorly

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Covid's racial realities exposed in new research that crunches the numbers

Black Africans are hospitalised at younger ages than other race groups, according to lead researcher Refilwe Phaswana-Mafuya.