2 minute read
8 Sep 2021
6:50 am

Amen to religion giving vaccines the nod


It is good to see influential religious organisations throwing their weight behind the vaccination programme.

Outgoing chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images

Will the country ever know how much damage to public health was done last year by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng claiming the Covid vaccines bore the “mark of the beast”? Many devout Christians would have taken the part time pastor’s word as gospel and would have been refusing to get vaccinated. That vaccine hesitancy – and downright anti-vaxx stubbornness – is what is keeping this country from getting back to normal. Despite what the hesitant and the anti-vaxxers say, there is ample evidence – from both overseas and here in South Africa – that vaccinated people have a far lower...