Social scientists feel left out in Covid-19 fight

CATEGORY: Media and COVID-19
DATE: 8 June 2020
AUTHOR: Capital Newspapers

Social scientists have felt excluded in the Covid-19 fight, lamenting that a government information blackout had disabled their research to fully understand the socioeconomic impact of the epidemic on the general population.

Professor Crain Soudien, Human Sciences Research Council chief executive officer, has pointed out that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s advisory committee on Covid-19 was dominated by medics.

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