Let's work together to beat Covid-19: Prof Karim

Let's work together to beat Covid-19: Prof Karim

The co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 says the only way to conquer the pandemic is if everyone works together. 

Prof Karim vaccinated
Andrew Robertson

Professor Abdool Karim was speaking at UKZN's Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine - while reflecting on the past year and highlighting key issues relating to the coronavirus. 

Today is the eve of South Africa marking one year since the first case was detected.

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"When you are dealing with a threat of this nature, you have to take the disease serious and you have to act timelessly. 

"You have to make difficult decisions bravely and the importance of pro-active planning, early implementation and being truthful and proactive in communicating. The Covid-19 response has had its errors, it's problems and abuses."   

Professor Karim, who's one of the leading scientists around the pandemic - also got his jab at St. Augustines Hospital. 

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