A WORD IN THE HAND: DENIAL

We’re in denial over Covid, but great at pretending we’re not

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

It is ironic — or perhaps merely unfortunate — that the sideshow involving Thabo Mbeki’s attendance at the ANC’s NEC meeting this week calls to mind the era of HIV/Aids denialism over which the former president presided (and for which he has never adequately apologised, even though his non-action cost the lives of an estimated 330,000 people who might have survived if provided with antiretroviral treatment)...

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