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Oxford Policy Pod - Students at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University EPISODE 7, 19th August 2020
South Africa's Covid Response, What went wrong?
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South Africa's Covid Response, What went wrong?

With fears increasing that Covid-19 is set to reach full speed in South Africa, this episode explores what went wrong in a country that was praised for having one of the most effective responses at the start of the pandemic.

The South African government has been walking a tightrope of trying to protect an underfunded healthcare system, while also trying to revive a stagnant economy, long hurt by years of corruption. On this episode, we hear from public health expert Dr Kerrigan McCarthy and economost Dr Miriam Altmam. Later on, Dr Anna Paherick from the Blavatnik School joins us to talk about why the school chose South Africa as a case study.