EDITORIAL | No room for complacency as third wave is ‘very likely’
On Friday, SA passed the 1,5 million mark of confirmed Covid-19 cases, highlighting the need to remain vigilant
There was understandable relief when President Cyril Ramaphosa, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and many of SA’s health-care workers received their Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday. By 6pm on Saturday 10,414 Johnson & Johnson vaccines had been administered.
Add the context that this comes off the back of the deeply disappointing Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine saga and it makes it all the sweeter.
Like a boxer’s punch hitting its mark, the jabs seemed to take the country closer to victory over a deadly foe. Nearly a year since the coronavirus started ravaging SA, a solution — even one we know will not come quickly — appeared on the horizon...