Wearing masks is undoubtedly a great safety and hygiene measure- IF it is worn correctly. Here are some reminders on how to wear your mask right.Read more
As parents and medical practitioners, we are incredibly concerned by the amount of social gatherings, play dates and even birthday parties that we have been invited to and have witnessed that are taking place.Read more
Coronavirus parties put participants as well as their unwilling contacts ( friends, family and colleagues) at risk of hospitalisation and death.
the surge in infections may end up causing schools and part of the economy to close again, as hospitals become overwhelmed These are just some of the reasons why these parties are a bad idea.. read more
I’ve seen in my own recent encounters that the very people who did not consider themselves to be engaging in risky behaviour are the same people who now find themselves caught with their masks half-down in a quandary of panic.Read more
Earlier this month the Government amended level 3 regulations making it possible for churches, theatres, movie houses and casinos to reopen their doors in June. These are all places where groups of people will gather in larger numbers than has been allowed previously, a source of huge concern.Read more
A recent study by Stellenbosch university academics entitled Counting the Cost – COVID-19, Children and Schooling, argues that children under 19 years of age are more likely to die of unrelated causes than of Covid-19 in 2020 and therefore “all children should return to schools, crèches and ECD centres without any further delay.Read more
We could never have predicted the lockdown or should I say “luckdown” of 2020. Moms, and dads have been put to the test like never before. We have been involuntarily thrust into roles we did not anticipate. We have not been “trained” to educate 8 year olds who would much rather be playing Minecraft or 6 year olds, who think a Zoom call with the teacher, is actually an opportunity to examine the depths of their own mouths on the screen.Read more