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Tears of joy as Sowetans kick off Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial

Filled with emotion, volunteers share their thoughts on undergoing medical tests to help fight the pandemic

Senior reporter

Sitting quietly on a blue plastic chair in a narrow passage of an undisclosed Gauteng medical facility, a 28-year-old man quietly wiped tears from his eyes.

Around him was a hive of activity — nurses, wearing infectious disease personal protective equipment, hurrying past him; pharmacists frantically checking files of the eight patients in front of them.

“It’s happening. It’s finally happening. Today I’m going to make a difference. Today I know I’m going to start saving lives,” replied the man, when asked if he was feeling OK. ..

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