Mark Gevisser | Covid-19: One year on, and a deepening inequality

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Gift of the Givers handing out food parcels in Mooreesburg in the Western Cape. The author argues that  Covid-19 has increased the inequality gap between haves and have-nots.
Gift of the Givers handing out food parcels in Mooreesburg in the Western Cape. The author argues that Covid-19 has increased the inequality gap between haves and have-nots.
Shavan Rahim

If there is one thing to be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic a year on, it is that our inequality has deepened even further, writes Mark Gevisser.

A year ago today, I remember sitting at my friend Robin's birthday party, pooh-poohing anxiety about the new virus as yet another CNN-created media sensation, and even being dismissive of those who had started elbow-bumping rather than kissing.

Exactly a year later, Robin finds herself debilitated by serious long-Covid effects (she got the virus, despite extreme caution, (a few weeks after her party) and, as I write these words, I have just seen the news that my fellow-journalist, Karima Brown, has died.

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