Covid brought out our shame

Oxford vaccine trialist

One of the first South African Oxford vaccine trialists being injected with the clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the Covid-19 at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa, on June 24 ,2020.

Photo credit: AFP

What you need to know:

  • As this week started, South Africa’s Covid-19 surge took its confirmed cases to more than 1 million.
  • An alarmed President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening spoke to his people.

This is how one of America’s leading newspapers, The Washington Post, reported this story recently: “About a week before Christmas, an 82-year-old Hispanic man sickened with the coronavirus leaned on his Catholic faith and began to pray in his Southern California hospital room.

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