Rorisang Kgosana
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1 Apr 2021
5:00 am

‘Cyril’s great vaccine failure’ – DA, EFF bemoan scant jabs details

Rorisang Kgosana

Despite fanfare about millions of vaccines about to hit SA, details about the rollout are flimsy and seemingly pie in the sky.

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While President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about all the vaccines apparently about to hit SA’s shores, there was little detail on when it was all going to happen as everything still hinges on obtaining South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) go-ahead. Calling it “Cyril’s great vaccine failure”, DA leader John Steenhuisen compared governments “rollout” plan to former president Thabo Mbeki’s antiretroviral roll-out. “Benchmark countries such as Chile and Rwanda have achieved rates of 300 000 and 70 000 doses administered per day, respectively. Israel has already covered 55% of its population,” Steenhuisen said in a statement yesterday. “The ‘roll-out’ they...