South Africa’s murder statistics in face of Covid-19


Have you seen South Africa’s statistics on covid-19? They are brutally enforcing the lockdown – arresting people for not wearing masks – and not only reporting “no excess deaths”, but it looks like they are reducing deaths from all causes. Am I crazy, or does it look like their lockdown is reducing violent crime, reducing people’s opportunity to kill each other for petty reasons? South Africa is second-worst in the world for murder statistics. They may consider going on a permanent lockdown to save some more lives.