How are the responses to AIDS in South Africa and COVID in the US similar and how do we stop denialism before it kills us? Renee Schatteman, Associate Professor of Postcolonial and World Literature at Georgia State University, joins the show to talk about what we can learn from South Africa’s mistakes during the AIDS epidemic and their successes in their response to COVID. Cultural considerations come to the podcast! We apologize for a few audio issues in this episode but hope you enjoy the substantive content.
Read Renee’s article here
"Recovering from denialism takes time. And for the US, with cases exploding and more than 3,000 deaths per day, there isn’t much time to spare."
Prof. Renee Schatteman on what we can learn from South Africa's AIDS epidemic response on #WhatAboutUs.
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