• Maria G Giaquinto-Cilliers Kimberley Hospital Burns Unit


What can we all say about the year that is about to finish? COVID-19 came early in 2020 and we have not been able to confirm that the worst has passed with the pandemic still hanging in the air. All countries are now experiencing a second surge of the disease and South Africa is not “protected” as suggested in earlier days of the pandemic - when we were led to believe that we had the “mojo”, which was mentioned in a time when it looked as though the country was safe from the deadly virus. Overseas press was advertising the alleged protection, particularly in African countries, with low numbers of cases and deaths, which could apparently be ascribed to drugs prescribed for prevention of other endemic diseases.