EDITORIAL | Do your bit, don’t force the state into dire action


EDITORIAL | Do your bit, don’t force the state into dire action

Latest Gauteng Covid numbers are a forceful reminder that now is not the time for SA to let its guard down


In general, big, out-of-control problems start with little hints here and there. Initially, it’s easy to ignore them, until one day you are faced with a mammoth problem and suddenly wonder: how did we get here?

That’s how it is with the Covid-19 numbers. One infection, one death, until it starts to multiply. At the latest count, 2,929,862 laboratory-done Covid-19 tests have come back positive. To date, 89,574 Covid-related deaths have been recorded, leaving families, colleagues and friends, parents and children still picking up the pieces.

Also left in its devastating wake are healthcare workers who have to do more with less. In September, an estimated 1,300 healthcare workers have succumbed to the virus. Last August that number stood at 180...

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