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Opinion: Covid’s lessons are key to crushing the world’s most brutal infectious disease

In May 2020 in Cape Town, a mother and father embraced as they walked beside an attending doctor and nurse. They were led into a private room where they perched on a two-seater couch before the doctor sadly broke the news that their three-year-old son had died due to complications from tuberculosis (TB) and malnutrition. Their beautiful child was cared for by his grandmother during a time when South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdowns disrupted usual health-seeking practices in their community. The parents worked some distance away, struggling to make ends meet but sending weekly wages to aid the grandmother.

In May 2020 in Cape Town, a mother and father embraced as they walked beside an attending doctor and nurse. They were led into a private room where they perched on a two-seater couch before the doctor sadly broke the news that their three-year-old son had died due to complications from tuberculosis (TB) and malnutrition. Their beautiful child was cared for by his grandmother during a time when South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdowns disrupted usual health-seeking practices in their community. The parents worked some distance away, struggling to make ends meet but sending weekly wages to aid the grandmother.

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