Why are the C-19 outbreaks in SA different from other countries?


Epidemiologists and virologists are piecing together different explanations for why the outbreak in South Africa isn’t following patterns set elsewhere.

“One complicating factor in SA, is that researchers don’t know the true toll of the virus on the population. Because of limited testing capacities and asymptomatic infections, there is no definitive data on how many people have recovered from Covid-19 and may now be immune,” wrote Gabriele Steinhauser in The Wall Street Journal (15 March 2021)

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