Social data is critical in combatting the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa

CATEGORY: Media and COVID19
DATE: 13 May 2020
AUTHOR: iAfrican

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a fundamentally social and societal event. The virus spreads between people, and impacts individuals, households, and communities.

A survey by the Human Sciences Research Council and Statistics SA provides valuable social data on the pandemic’s impact. Telephone or online surveys with geographically targeted sampling would complement this work.

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