In light of the serious health emergency and its impact on hospitals, it would be advisable to keep schools closed for the next two weeks.
The ACDP wants to state however that all schools should not be treated the same. School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and communities should determine school readiness. There should be a differentiated approach in the reopening of schools and not a one size fits all approach.
THE ACDP REPLIES TO TWO NEWS24 ARTICLES
11 January 2021
- “DEBUNKED | Covid-19: Experts slam ACDP baby shampoo claims, call for politicians to be more responsible” (10 Jan 2021)
- “Does baby shampoo help to treat Covid-19? No science backs this up, experts say.” (11 Jan 2021)
We believe it is a mistake to ask experts in one medical field to debunk what experts in a different medical field already perform and recommend to their patients for many years. While we respect them for their knowledge in their field, their limitations are regrettably evident.
‘While we wait for definitive therapies and vaccines to contain and prevent the spread of SARS‐CoV‐2, additional strategies are required to lessen transmission.’ (Meyers, C, et al. Sept 2020*) (*all links to references are provided below.)
Dear ACDP friends,
Greetings in the name of the Lord.
Most people agree that the year 2020 was not a great one. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people lost their jobs and livelihoods, while others lost their loved ones.
If we look at things from a natural point of view, 2021 looks to be no better than 2020 because of what we see in our hospitals, and from what we hear from our Minister of Health, who tells us that the rate of Coronavirus infections are increasing.
For the first time, there were no celebrations to ring in the New Year. Churches were not allowed to have their traditional New Year cross-over services which left many very upset.