Africa has limited COVID-19 vaccine options, says Ramaphosa

konfab

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Oxford vaccine cost: £3 or R60.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55040635

SA population: 58 000 000, lets say 60 million for all the illegals.

So total cost of vaccinating every human in South Africa: R3.6bn.
2020 SA bailout: R10.5 billion.

Heck, lets do the calculations for the "expensive" pfizer vaccine , which was £15 or R300.

Just using the funds for SAA would mean they could vaccinate 35 million people, which they could easily triage based on age and risk (children for example don't need to be vaccinated right at this moment).

But hey, socialist medicine for the win. Thank goodness we have the government to spend people's money "responsibly".
 

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why only mentions of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, J&J and Covax?

what about the other vaccines?
 

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Oxford vaccine cost: £3 or R60.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55040635

SA population: 58 000 000, lets say 60 million for all the illegals.

So total cost of vaccinating every human in South Africa: R3.6bn.
2020 SA bailout: R10.5 billion.

Heck, lets do the calculations for the "expensive" pfizer vaccine , which was £15 or R300.
$20x2 AFAIK, so a bit over R590 without taking into account storage or actually delivering it to people.
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Main reason the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is so cheap is:
On Monday, AstraZeneca said it will provide vaccines at cost “in perpetuity” to low- and middle-income countries in the developing world.
why only mentions of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, J&J and Covax?

what about the other vaccines?
Please mention the rest.
 

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Last year around March April it was ventilators that African countries couldn't afford enough. At one point all the story about ventilators vanished from media because there was a glut. I am hoping the same will happen with vaccine doses. Soon there will be more than enough. And no mention of the Chinese vaccine.
 

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African countries can't afford anything, because African countries are run like personal businesses where the "owners" take money from the accounts like there's no need for forward planning or growth....aka corruption is killing Africans LITERALLY.
 

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Last year around March April it was ventilators that African countries couldn't afford enough. At one point all the story about ventilators vanished from media because there was a glut. I am hoping the same will happen with vaccine doses. Soon there will be more than enough. And no mention of the Chinese vaccine.
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Dropping SAA's bailout for the cost of vaccines is probably the best advice.
If we can locally manufacture the vaccine, even better.

I'm not sure the cheapest vaccine is best now due to the efficacy and the fact that ours is a particularly strong variant of the virus.
 

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The vaccine shots will be donated to Africa once those in the first world have sorted themselves out. So we just need to wait a bit to get it for free.
 

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The peeps involved in decisions Probably need more time to work out the next corruption mechanism. Time is needed to fill the trough before redistribution
 

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so these ventilators...

are there more cases of lungs incapable of expanding and contracting on their own

or are there more cases of the lungs incapable of absorbing the oxygen on their own


i would think more ecmo type devices are needed for this, not ventilators. as i understand it the lungs no longer absorb the required amount of oxygen, because of the damage the virus does to capillaries and blood vessels in the lungs.
 

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The vaccine shots will be donated to Africa once those in the first world have sorted themselves out. So we just need to wait a bit to get it for free.
No. Considering the colonial injustices African countries should be first in line, ahead of any other countries, for any of the western vaccines. In addition not only at no cost but with all distribution logistics funded as well.
This should be obvious to all and that is the reason we didn't make any plans.
 

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"Some African countries have their own plans for vaccine procurement. Most do not.
“We are working hard in South Africa and on the continent to protect our people against Covid-19,” the presidency said."

Everything that follows in the article contradicts this.
 

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No. Considering the colonial injustices African countries should be first in line, ahead of any other countries, for any of the western vaccines. In addition not only at no cost but with all distribution logistics funded as well.
This should be obvious to all and that is the reason we didn't make any plans.
The eternal colonialism.
 

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Please mention the rest.
from the table you posted: Gamaleya
also recently approved by the Chinese: Sinopharm

if they've been discounted / disqualified by South Africa for some reason, what are the reasons? we get a breakdown of reasons why we can't have the other vaccines in the near future, but what are the reasons for the rest?

One would think the fact that two fellow BRICS members have their own vaccine should give us relatively easy access. Then there's also the easier storage / distribution of Gamaleya while still being more effective than AstraZeneca, seems to be a logical first choice unless there are reasons not mentioned to avoid it.

Either way, I'd like to know our pathetic guavamint has actually considered ALL options, not just the most popular options and then admitted defeat when that didn't work out.
 

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Wait, here at the East African clinic, they are preparing muti vaccine

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Even Hungary, and at the moment in a symbolic manner the Ukraine, are ready to show the middle finger to the advocates of western vaccines. That not ALL vaccines are considered, that political reasons would override medical ones is beyond comprehension.
 
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