EDITORIAL | Covid counts on our public servants’ gross ...


EDITORIAL | Covid counts on our public servants’ gross incompetence

SA can’t manage the virus if bureaucratic bungling means its death toll is four times bigger than we realise


You can’t manage what you can’t measure, according to the business truism, and the same applies to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is why South Africans, now living in the country with the fifth-highest number of confirmed infections, should be deeply worried about the huge shortcomings emerging in local statistics.

The number of deaths attributed to Covid-19 is four times the official death toll, according to experts at the Medical Research Council who released their latest weekly report (https://www.samrc.ac.za/sites/default/files/files/2020-07-22/WeeklyDeaths14July2020_0.pdf) on Wednesday...

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