Opinion and Analysis
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Satellites are not the be-all and end-all, but they can be a powerful predictor of potential future outbreaks like COVID-19.
As journalists now more than ever, during the coronavirus pandemic we should consider sharing video footage, tips, contacts, audio recordings, few media houses will provide protective gear although they should take put our safety ahead of stories and counting eyeballs.
South Africa won't flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve unless all citizens have the means to stay at home. But for many, it's either they stay at home and starving, or go out to make a living.
Conspiracy theories often arise when people try to make sense of the world they live in, especially when it is being disrupted like the time we are living in. One such conspiracy theory that is making the rounds is that 5G is the cause of COVID-19.
Extended lockdowns carry inherent potential threats of their own and these must be managed. Along with underlying systemic weaknesses, the coronavirus pandemic could unleash social unrest, the explosions of which will be as unprecedented as COVID-19 itself.