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27 Sep 2021
8:25 am

Doing our part to pick up the Digital Vibes slack


The only way to ease the burden on our health workers – and honour those at the frontline who died – is through vaccinations.

Vaccine hesitancy remains the biggest threat to a return to normalcy. Picture Hein Kaiser

Not long ago, opponents of the government, willing it to fail, were bleating that South Africa had acquired so few Covid vaccines that it would take up to 17 years to vaccinate the amount of people needed to get “community immunity”. Now, we are almost drowning in jabs – but struggling to get people vaccinated. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, it is clear that former health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize had things on his mind other than combating the pandemic when his department awarded multimillion communications contracts to his friends. It is painfully clear now that...