In Episode 66 of Inside Covid-19, we take a deep dive into what’s eliminating South Africans, consisting of the relative effect of Covid-19; speak with the Africa partner of a significant global law firm why the fine print will make the other day’s IMF loan a video game changer for the economy; we hear how the closing– and opening– of Apple stores is an accurate method to see how the virus is moving around the world; and insights into the working of herd immunity, a concept which some scientists believe will be needed to before the Covid-19 pandemic peters out.– Alec Hogg
In today’s Covid-19 headlines:
- The information on South Africa’s coronavirus pandemic is some encouraging indications for the very first time since the pandemic hit the country in March. It remains too early to commemorate, the 7 day moving average of new day-to-day cases is now just above 11,000 have actually relieved back considerably from a peak of 12,500 ten days earlier. Active cases, ie reported infections internet of recoveries and deaths, are at 165,000, with the number having flattened around this level for nearly 2 weeks. Data released by Johns Hopkins University puts SA into a distinctly decreasing curve with the experts describing the pattern as down. The 7 day moving average on deaths, nevertheless, has not yet broken out of its upward trajectory, with a possible hold-up in reporting accounting for both the lower death rate– still just around a third of the international average– and the divergence with the infections curve. More on the subject, consisting of some helpful tips on how you can avoid turning into one of the stats, showing up in this episode.
- Internationally, the variety of people who have been contaminated with the coronavirus has increased above 17 m, with 10.5 m of them having recuperated and 666,000 passed away– roughly 4%of reported cases. South African deaths are at 7,252 from 460,000 validated infections, a death rate of 1.5%or simply over one third of the worldwide average. The USA is by far the hardest struck country with simply over 150,000 Americans now having yielded, and 2.1 m active infections, a large 36%of the worldwide overall. Brazil is next on the list with 89,000 deaths and practically 700,000 active cases, followed by India, Russia and after that South Africa, which the other day protected a $ 4.3 bn emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund to assist combat the pandemic’s effects.
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Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Bio
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa’s rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.
Narrative by Alec Hogg