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The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

Updated 4 hours ago With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war. Then, as... 

Reality of exponential growth of COVID-19 shows South Africa's lockdown is right

Reality of exponential growth of COVID-19 shows South Africa's lockdown is right

27th March 2020 Exponential growth is a hard thing for the human mind to grasp. In nature, it seldom comes at us with the rapidity with which the COVID-19 pandemic... 

The biggest threats to Nigeria managing COVID-19: panic, politics and indecision

The biggest threats to Nigeria managing COVID-19: panic, politics and indecision

27th March 2020 Cases of COVID-19 are rising in Nigeria. Although the federal government hasn’t announced a firm plan to lock down, individual states have started... 

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The six mega challenges testing leaders at a time of national and global crisis

The six mega challenges testing leaders at a time of national and global crisis

26th March 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme crisis that puts government under severe pressure. It puts the political judgement of the president or prime... 

TB, HIV and COVID-19: urgent questions as three epidemics collide

TB, HIV and COVID-19: urgent questions as three epidemics collide

25th March 2020 Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa’s health system. There’s a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB... 

China's investments in Africa: a fresh lens offers more balanced insights

China's investments in Africa: a fresh lens offers more balanced insights

25th March 2020 The rise of China in Africa has triggered an ongoing debate about whether Chinese capital is a barrier that entraps African governments in... 

COVID-19: the cure could be worse than the disease for South Africa

COVID-19: the cure could be worse than the disease for South Africa

24th March 2020 As the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads worldwide, some governments have taken rapid and unprecedented action. Others, led by bigoted leaders who... 

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences

23rd March 2020 Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people. Policy B would... 

Panic buying in the wake of COVID-19 underscores inequalities in South Africa

Panic buying in the wake of COVID-19 underscores inequalities in South Africa

23rd March 2020 Pictures of empty shelves and long queues have pervaded all forms of media in South Africa over the past few days. These scenes are not unlike... 

COVID-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed

COVID-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed

20th March 2020 The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading across the world. For those who catch it, the vast majority will experience mild symptoms, but for... 

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