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We aren’t really in this Covid-19 fight together

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All the attempts to achieve unity have so far been wrecked on the rocks of distrust, incompetence and corruption.


09 Jul 2020
PREMIUM!
We aren’t really in this Covid-19 fight together

President Donald Trump is the focus of a purportedly explosive tell-all book by his niece Mary Trump. AFP/File/SAUL LOEB

When coronavirus started spreading like wildfire across the planet, it was clear the pandemic was no respecter of status, nationality or race. It has been a great leveller and it gave us the sense that “we are in this together”. Well that “we are the world” sentiment hasn’t lasted very long. US President Donald Trump has effectively “nationalised” the drug remdesivir, which is produced by American pharmaceutical company Gilead and which has been shown to be highly effective in treatment of serious Covid-19 patients by reducing recovery time by up to a third. In fairness, when it comes to the...

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