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Children are at risk of getting sick from coronavirus and need to practice social distancing and mask wearing too. AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File

Yes, kids can get COVID-19 – 3 pediatricians explain what’s known about coronavirus and children

Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.
Mahlikah Awe:ri along with thousands of people demonstrates during a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto on June 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

How racism works and shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic

How much further study is required and how many witnesses need to be called to establish the reality of the violence of racism?
A woman carries a bucket of fresh water to an informal settlement in Khayelitsha, near Cape Town. South Africa has the widest wealth gap in the world. Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: why South Africa needs a wealth tax now

A wealth tax on the top 1% of South Africans could raise R143 billion. This corresponds to 29% of the R500 billion COVID-19 package announced by the government.

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