oa Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine - COVID-19 : the concept of herd immunity – is it a strategy for South Africa?

Volume 2 Number Si1
  • ISSN : 2618-0189
  • E-ISSN: 2618-0197



We are currently in the midst of probably the greatest challenge our fledgling nation has faced since the abolition of apartheid. This threat does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age or socioeconomic status. The current outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in January 2020, while the United Nations has described this pandemic as the worst crisis that humanity has faced since the World War II. Our President declared a state of disaster in South Africa on 26 March 2020, enforcing a military-supported national lockdown.

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