The month-to-month phasing-out of the lockdown has no basis in science.
• Many lockdown regulations were seemingly thumb sucks.
The government needed to reflect on its decisions and admit it had made mistakes because the nature of the pandemic was always changing, she said.
“You also have to be nimble enough … you have to either balance saving your face, or saving your country, and which is more important?”
Gray is a specialist paediatrician and HIV vaccine researcher. She received South Africa’s highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2017.
“We are seeing children with malnutrition for the first time [at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital]. We have not seen malnutrition for decades and so we are seeing it for the first time in the hospital,” Gray told News24 this week. She was not speaking on behalf of the MAC.
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