ANALYSIS | What now with vaccines? The most important thing is: ...

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ANALYSIS | What now with vaccines? The most important thing is: don’t panic

We speak to the experts who reassure us that, in the long run, the good news may outweigh the bad news

Senior features writer

What should happen to the million doses of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine that arrived in SA last week for the vaccination of health care workers?

This is being debated in the corridors of labs and of power, after the results of a small study released on the weekend showed the AstraZeneca vaccine did not protect against mild to moderate Covid-19 caused by the dominant variant circulating in SA.

On Monday night scientists were meeting to discuss the options and on Tuesday night there will be a briefing by SA Medical Research Council president Prof Glenda Gray and Prof Shabir Madhi of Wits University, which could give an indication of the way forward...

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