As South Africa’s number of officially infected people creeps up very slowly (if we can trust the official figures), relative to other nations, with the number of new infections increasing only by 70 since Saturday to 1,655 with eleven deaths, it highlights that this number is only dependent on the amount of tests being done. Less tests, less patients. Scientists have also found that many people, close to 40% or more, who have contracted the coronavirus have no symptoms, so unless you test widely, you cannot know the true extent of the disease.
Tests done on humans on one of the infected cruise ships brought to light the astonishing phenomenon, after a large number tested positive, even though the patients had no symptoms and were even unaware that infection had occurred. SA-News reported and warned about this weeks ago!
This might sound like a good thing but it also has a serious disadvantage. Such a patient does not feel ill and will carry on as normal and may unconsciously infect other people, especially those who are vulnerable.
Doctors recommend that people placed under a restriction by the government of their country, should apply it strictly to prevent dissemination of the virus. The small village of Vò in northern Italy, where the country’s first death occurred, has already tested 3,000 residents, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms, and almost half of those who did test positive were without any symptoms.
The Minister of Health has confirmed that more than 50,000 people have already been tested in black residential areas, and that only 42 new cases have been recorded since Thursday. He did not say what qualifies people for testing. He says the latest two deaths are an 80-year-old man and an 81-year-old Natal woman who died in hospital, and 45 people have already recovered after infection.
The minister also added that the government is considering further steps and would like to extend the testing of people to limit the spread. With the billions that has been received, one wonders why this has not been done already?
The so called COVID19 relief fund which received R2 Billion in its first week, has since received more and now stands at a total of R6 billion with The State Treasury making a paltry R150 million available, but it also made some concessions to support workers financially.
The Oppenheimer family contributed R2 billion, and Johann Rupert himself donated R1 billion, while one black billionaire family also eventually contributed R1 Billion after some media pressure.
However, even though these amounts are praiseworthy, they are pointless if the money is not spent effectively, and quickly, like using it to fund a large testing regimen otherwise the virus will continue its silent invisible march…
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