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First Person: Stephen Lewis

On making a world of difference

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Pique: How does it make you feel to have your name attached to all that work?

SL: I’ve removed it from my mind. I feel distant and dispassionate and neutral. I remember when people told me I had to call it my own name. I was extremely embarrassed. I actually phoned David Suzuki… and he said “Stephen, it worked for me! You might as well do it.”

Pique: Is there hope?

SL: There’s more hope in Africa than outside. I think the international community is still moving terribly slowly, painfully slowly. But Africa is fighting valiantly. And if they do get enough support, they’ll break the back of the pandemic.

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