Covid

Daily Maverick, 26th August 2021, Here be dragons: The post-covid world is full of unchartered waters -we have to throw away our old maps

Jon Foster-Pedley WE HAVE spent more than 500 days in lockdown of one level or another. Our lives have been disrupted like none of us has ever imagined. Many of us have been vaccinated, some of us have even contracted COVID 19. But the truth is we will never be free of it.   COVID…

South Africa is at an inflection point – will our crisis response be fight, flight or freeze?

Daily Maverick, 20 July 2021 JON FOSTER-PEDLEY AS SOUTH Africa appeared to teeter on the brink of its much-prophesied descent into failed nation status in the third week of July, many people were starting to ask questions of themselves. Wall-to-wall coverage of civil unrest and widescale looting on top of a third wave of a…

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Covid-19 third wave: Ignore the science and you will crash and burn

17th March 2021 – Daily Maverick The government is rightfully concerned about an imminent third wave of infection hitting us after the Easter weekend – precisely because a growing number of South Africans aren’t. Managing this pandemic has been incredibly onerous for politicians, scientists and business leaders because of the attitude of some of the…