Figures of this pandemic just don't add up

10 May 2020 - 00:00 By BRIAN POTTINGER

The pandemic is in its fifth month and South Africans are out on parole, dependent on the good behaviour of a virus we hardly understand. How did we get here?

Using the scant data then available from China and Italy, epidemiologists derived a mortality rate higher than the Spanish flu of 1918-1920, the worst recorded viral pandemic in human history...

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