Editorial

  • Jeffrey Wing University of the Witwatersrand

Abstract

It would be improper if this first edition of JEMDSA 2020 neglected to comment on the current COVID-19  pandemic. At the time of writing the number of confirmed cases stood at 127 838 thousand and the number of deaths was 4 717 thousand (WHO dashboard, 15.03.2020). This infection will certainly impact significantly on  global mortality and also, somewhat innocently so, on the impending and overdue world economic slowdown and probable recession.

Published
2020-04-17
Section
Editorial