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A vaccine before the end of 2021? Unlikely, says ‘bearer of bad ...


A vaccine before the end of 2021? Unlikely, says ‘bearer of bad news’

Prof Salim Abdool Karim believes SA will see multiple Covid-19 peaks, with the worst over by October or November


South Africans will need to continue wearing masks and practise social distancing until the end of 2021, when the mass distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine is most likely to be available.

This is according to leading epidemiologist and chairperson of the Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim.

Abdool Karim, who spoke to Times Select on Friday, provided a detailed outlook on where the country now stands in terms of the fight against the pandemic...

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