Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
18 Mar 2021
9:01 am

Praise for US-SA cooperation in fighting Covid-19 pandemic

Brian Sokutu

Siddiqui commended the South African government for 'a thoughtful and deliberate response to Covid-19'.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

Medical experts have credited the collaboration of the SA and US governments, which was behind the successful Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial roll-out that has seen President Cyril Ramaphosa and thousands of front-line healthcare workers in line for immunisation. The rolling out of the single-dose vaccine with 85% efficacy in preventing severe symptoms of Covid-19 has seen 157 286 workers vaccinated under the Sisonke, or we are together, study, aiming to reach up to 500 000 nurses, doctors and health support staff, starting with 18 public hospitals across all nine provinces. In a campaign to fight the virus, the government-to-government...