Vaccine advisory head hits back at pro-AstraZeneca colleagues

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Vaccine advisory head hits back at pro-AstraZeneca colleagues

Prof Barry Schoub argues that rolling out the AZ vaccine in SA could ‘seriously damage the fragile public trust’

Senior science reporter

“Egregious” and “distasteful”.

That is how Prof Barry Schoub describes the implication by other experts that the sale of AstraZeneca to other African countries was unethical.

Schoub leads the ministerial advisory committee on vaccines, and has penned an incensed editorial for the SA Medical Journal, in which he lashes back at Prof Francois Venter (Wits University) and other experts who said that “SA should be using all the Covid-19 vaccines available to it — urgently”...

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