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Infectious Diseases

21 April 2020

LISTEN | Will South Africa’s younger population lead to fewer Covid-19 deaths?

Across the world, the new coronavirus has hit the elderly the hardest. But in a relatively young South Africa, could age work in our favour?

Young people might get a milder form of Covid-19 but that doesn’t mean the new coronavirus will completely bypass them. If you’re a parent, listen to this short soundbite from Professor Salim Abdool Karim explaining Covid-19 and age.

This video was produced by the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. Sign up for the newsletter.

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