Facing vaxx: Covid numbers don’t lie — vaccines save lives

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Facing vaxx: Covid numbers don’t lie — vaccines save lives

As the fourth wave approaches there are 16.8-million doses of the vaccine here in SA just waiting to save lives

Columnist

When SA’s vaccine push finally began in earnest, I was sure that demand would ultimately overwhelm supply.

The state, having stumbled straight out of the gate, would never get close to its target of vaccinating 40-million South Africans by the end of this year. As anxious citizens waited in immense queues, I was certain, logistical screwups and administrative blunders would keep the life-saving drugs heartbreakingly out of reach for millions.

If you’d told me than that SA had halted the delivery of more consignments of the vaccine, as Reuters reported on Wednesday, I would have rolled my eyes and told you that this was almost certainly because the state had cocked up somehow, perhaps by taking us off some important lists, or bouncing a cheque...

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