The third wave has turned into a tsunami in Gauteng. There is only one person who can break the devastating chain of infections: you, writes Adriaan Basson.
haunting blare of ambulance sirens continued to ring out across the capital
almost non-stop. Inside a government hospital, the largest Covid-19 facility in
the capital, overburdened facilities and a shortage of oxygen cylinders meant
there was two to a bed, while outside patients waiting for beds gasped for air
on stretchers and in ambulances, while sobbing relatives stood by their sides.
Some sat with oxygen cylinders they had bought themselves out of desperation.
Others died waiting in the hospital car park."