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A sicker nation: Covid-19 future health risks a threat to SA's prospects

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Covid-19 has increased the burden on our hospitals. But its future health risks threaten more than that. Photo: Getty Images
Covid-19 has increased the burden on our hospitals. But its future health risks threaten more than that. Photo: Getty Images

South Africa is likely to find itself with an increased disease burden after Covid-19 as people have been delaying surgeries and their usual annual checks, while the nation's mental health is threatened by the rise in job losses and the loss of loved ones.

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