“Between 35% and 40% of South Africans have been infected by this virus,” said Wits University professor Shabir Madhi on a Daily Maverick webinar (https://event.webinarjam.com/replay/211/1nzzwfq0a38f28a2qxw) with Mark Heywood on Sunday night.

It’s a fascinating view, since this would imply that Covid-19 has infected between 15-million and 20-million South Africans — multiples more than the “official” number of confirmed cases which, by Sunday night, sat at 649,793...

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