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12 Jan 2021
4:35 am

WHO probe a step in right direction

Editorials

We have so many more questions than answers.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is "assured that this virus is natural in origin". AFP/File/Fabrice COFFRINI

11 January marked one year since the first coronavirus death – a 61-year-old man who was a regular at the Wuhan wet market in China. A year later and the pandemic is raging, with almost two millions deaths worldwide and tens of millions ill. Economies have been hit hard by the lockdowns, with many losing their livelihoods. Many countries have to enforce new lockdowns again after waves of new infections. South Africa is no different, with 33 000-plus deaths and recording 16 000-plus daily infections for the past few weeks. It is expected to get worse as the second wave,...