Top South African Covid-19 Adviser Wins John Maddox Science Prize

South Africa's top adviser on Covid-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim - along with his U.S. counterpart Dr. Anthony Fauci - has been awarded a prize for 'standing up for science' during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the outbreak, communicating science was as difficult as it ever was - but at least scientific language and data were democratised in the process, says Karim. Karim is an epidemiologist and director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, as well as the chair of South Africa's Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee.

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Professor Salim Abdool Karim (file photo).

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