A tale of third waves

COVID-19 Jun 28, 2021

I wrote a post for the COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group comparing the third waves in South Africa and the UK.  Similarities include increasing cases and the Delta variant.  The differences are that UK has high vaccination rates resulting in lower admissions and deaths whereas the impact of this wave is resulting in hospitals filling up in Gauteng and excess deaths rising.

What are the lessons?

A tale of third waves - COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group
Throughout the pandemic we have discussed and compared the epidemics arising in two of the countries where our team are based: the UK and South Africa. This has provided opportunities to compare and learn. In May 2020, we examined the difficult decisions each country faced. Back then South Africa ha…


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