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HIV, TB don’t have big impact on Covid deaths. Now for the bad news

Cape stats reveal lockdown has severely affected treatment of other diseases, with disastrous consequences

Senior science reporter

Over the festive season at the end of last year, it was impossible to know that Cape Town’s magnetism for international tourists had handed her a poisoned chalice.

With all the foreign currency flowing into the city were the invisible droplets of a deadly virus hitching a ride on the breath of globetrotters who’d come to the tip of Africa.

From that early seeding over the festive period, the Western Cape has emerged as the winner in a dastardly competition...

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