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Are we turning into a nation of thieves in SA?

The extent of the criminal looting of funds meant for various COVID-19 relief programmes has been revealed by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). Signed up by Cyril Ramaphosa to probe various accusations of corruption during the pandemic, their first lines of inquiry expose how deep the rot has set in.

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Quo Vadis, Consensus? President Ramaphosa and the need for resolute action in near-apocalyptic times

Covid-19 has brought ever-increasing evidence that the leadership South Africa needs to extricate us from the current massive crisis is not present – and not available. The deadly combination of corruption and incompetence is anything but diminished in the post-Zuma years, and no political force, whether inside or outside the ANC, looks capable of stopping it. This increases the pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to change course, and drop his reliance on consensus.

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Why are we not surprised that a Study finds that half of CDC Coronavirus Test Kits Are Inaccurate.

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Best Life logoHalf of CDC Coronavirus Test Kits Are Inaccurate, Study Finds

Coronavirus testing has been a hot-button issue since the beginning of the pandemic. First, there weren’t enough coronavirus tests to go around. Now, a new issue has emerged—just how accurate the tests people are getting actually are.

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Greek study reveals that gout drug, Colchicine, may be able to keep high-risk Covid-19 patients from getting sick enough to be hospitalised

There’s new evidence that a 2 000-year-old medicine might offer hope against a modern scourge: Covid-19.
The medication, called colchicine, is an anti-inflammatory taken as a pill. It’s long been prescribed for gout, a form of arthritis, and its history goes back centuries. The drug was first sourced from the autumn crocus flower.

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