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ESAR RCCE Media Dialogues: It’s not over – COVID-19 in East and Southern Africa
May 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recording link: https://youtu.be/8lNUaT978GY
Salim Abdool Karim, South African clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist in public health medicine, widely recognized for scientific and leadership contributions in HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, discussed the current upsurge in COVID-19 cases in South Africa, what that means for the rest of the East and Southern Africa region, and why this is not the time to relax in the fight against COVID-19.
He was joined by Adele Baleta, an Internews Health Media Mentor who talked to us about how, as journalists, we can convince our audience (and perhaps first our editors) that COVID-19 is still an active health crisis, and that we need to keep producing accurate and current information on the disease even if safeguards have been relaxed and life seems to be going back to normal.