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20 August 2020

Psychological ‘facemasks’ can save millions of lives

The physical impact of Covid-19 is being dwarfed by the overwhelming psychological ramifications of the pandemic. Numerous data sources are highlighting that the number of psychological casualties has already surpassed the physical casualties of Covid-19

In a recent large-scale Covid-19 democracy survey conducted jointly by the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change and the Developmental, Capable and Ethical State research division of the Human Sciences Research Council, it was found that 33% of South African adults were depressed, 45% fearful, and 29% lonely during lockdown.

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