- How long are the gaps between the end of one COVID wave and the start of another? In South Africa, it’s been about three months consistently, says epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim.
- That means South Africa’s fifth wave of infections could land by the end of April. It will not, however, be driven by the Omicron or Delta variants of the virus.
- While South Africa could drop some of its COVID restrictions (such as outdoor masking) jabs and masks indoors are crucial, he tells Mia Malan in this podcast.
Mia Malan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa. She has worked in newsrooms in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington, DC, winning more than 30 awards for her radio, print and television work.