We will not defeat death with our irresponsible Covid-19 defiance

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The calls to keep beaches open over the festive season, even with overwhelming evidence that crowds on beaches will lead to large numbers of infections and deaths, have been shut down by the courts. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images
The calls to keep beaches open over the festive season, even with overwhelming evidence that crowds on beaches will lead to large numbers of infections and deaths, have been shut down by the courts. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images

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In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, US educator, author and businessperson Stephen Covey argues that, “wherever you find a problem, you will usually find the finger-pointing of blame. Society is addicted to playing the victim.”

When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the first significant relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions, he told this nation that “it is now in your hands”.

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