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No time to waste: Africa is ready for vaccine rollout, says top official

There’s also a huge need for oxygen as Africa’s fatality rate edges above the global rate in the second wave

Senior features writer

African countries desperately need medical oxygen as the continent’s Covid-19 fatality rate of 4% rises above the global average of 2,5%, said the director of the Africa CDC (https://africacdc.org/covid-19/), Dr John Nkengasong, on Thursday.

Africa had reported 81,861 deaths out of a total of 3.337 million cases by January 21, he said at the weekly Covid-19 briefing.

SA accounted for 41%, with 1.369 million cases...

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