It is clear the draconian containment measures taken in China to stop the coronavirus have not worked. It is also clear that SA could never hope to achieve that level of population control. We need therefore to question whether we should try to contain this virus.

The world is heading into a recession because of China’s shutdown to try to prevent spread. If we shut down our economy in a vain attempt to stop the spread, how many South Africans will die because of the poverty this will cause for years to come?..

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