Duo hopes to get South Africans in tune with Covid-19 science

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Duo hopes to get South Africans in tune with Covid-19 science

What’s better than music to simplify and spread the facts on a pandemic clouded by so much misinformation?

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Singer-songwriter Nibs van der Spuy plucks at his six-string guitar, sending an African-inspired tune into the Durban air.

His audience is enthralled – but it is an audience of just one person, virus expert Prof Tulio de Oliveira.

The two are sitting outside, the mandatory two metres apart, and chatting as part of an initiative launched by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp) to simplify and take the messaging around Covid-19 to audiences who might not hear it or might be put off by the intricate science of the pandemic...

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