EDITORIAL | All of SA must drown out the anti-vax lies with truth

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EDITORIAL | All of SA must drown out the anti-vax lies with truth

The public’s reluctance to take the vaccine is concerning but we can control how we go forward

Editorial

The hits and misses with the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in SA kept government on the backfoot for a long time as delays put it at the receiving end of censure.

Then, like a child who pesters his parents for months for a new toy and discards it after playing with it for a day, a huge portion of South Africans hesitant about receiving the potentially life-saving jab is basically doing the same with the chance to be vaccinated.

The biggest challenge is no longer the vaccine nor the country’s capacity, health department deputy director-general Dr Nicholas Crisp said. The biggest challenge is driving demand and getting the public past the point where we are now...

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