COVID-19: We need a People-led not Army-enforced Lockdown

COVID-19: We need a People-led not Army-enforced Lockdown

South Africa’s 21-day lockdown is a drastic measure intended to help and protect the public. For it to work it needs an extraordinary level of trust, communication and clear messaging and will have to be implemented with belief, commitment and engagement by the vast majority of our people, writes Dr Lydia Cairncross and Kelly Gillespie.

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COVID-19: Regulation 11 should prevent promotion of quack treatments, but does it?

COVID-19: Regulation 11 should prevent promotion of quack treatments, but does it?

Tendai Mafuma describes what happened when SECTION27 tried to use new regulations to bring an end to the promotion of an unproven treatment for COVID-19 in South Africa and compares the current situation with the TAC’s successful court battle against Matthias Rath’s promotion of unproven AIDS treatments.

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