Inside the Country That Was Ruled by COVID-Deniers
Tanzanian performing artist Alex Kalemera, also known as the Tanzania Joker, poses for a photograph as he raises awareness against the spread of COVID-19 on a street in Dar es Salaam in April last year. Photo: ERICKY BONIPHACE/AFP via Getty Images
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – “Where I was working we [had] a lot of patients showing up. We were trying, really, to save them but we couldn’t even talk openly about COVID because of Magufuli,” said Dr Juma, which is not his real name.