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2 Dec 2021
6:15 am

It’s time for anti-vaxxers to face facts

Editorials

Could it possibly be that South Africa’s vaccination-hesitant and outright anti-vaxxers are finally getting the wake-up call they need?

The health department says serious adverse events following immunisation are very rarely caused by immunisation. Picture: iStock

Could it possibly be that South Africa’s vaccination-hesitant and outright anti-vaxxers are finally getting the wake-up call they need? If rising jab figures are anything to go by, then we certainly hope so. The arrival of the omicron Covid variant – and its exponentially accelerating impact in terms of infections and hospitalisations – is perhaps behind the realisation for many that a virus is not going to respect you because you are, seemingly, a health “freedom fighter” who believes Covid is part of a control plot by the “New World Order”. No, the virus is going to attack you in...