To ease lockdown or not? It’s a question of tricky trade-offs

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To ease lockdown or not? It’s a question of tricky trade-offs

As frustrations rise around when people return to work en masse, experts say a careful balance must be struck

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Exactly when SA moves to lockdown level 3 is like asking how long is a piece of string.

For economists and child rights experts, it is not if but when, and that when must be now. But, for medical experts it’s about how obedient citizens are and how well they adhere to health protocols.

“It’s all about adherence,” says vaccinology professor Shabir Madhi, the Medical Research Council’s respiratory and meningeal pathogens research unit director...

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