Experts urge Ramaphosa to fire officials who caused vaccine procurement delays

Bradley Prior

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Delays everywhere, not just the SA government. It is shocking and can be summarized as "we, the people in power and in charge, just don't care. We do things so that it looks like we are doing something but in reality we don't give a ****"
 

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This incorrectly assumes negligence instead of sheer incompetence.

Lol. We got the guavament we deserve!
 

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Let's be real about the "urge"

Erm, no:
Dr Aslam Dasoo, Convenor, Progressive Health Forum

Prof Glenda Gray, President, SA Medical Research Council

Prof Guy Richards, Emeritus Professor in Critical Care, Wits University

Prof Marc Mendelson, Head of Infectious Diseases and HIV, University of Cape Town

Dr Fareed Abdullah, AIDS and TB Research, SA Medical Research Council

Prof Francois Venter, CEO, Ezintsha, Wits University

Prof James McIntyre, School of Public Health, University of Cape Town

Dr Adrienne Wulfsohn, Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital

Prof Alex van den Heever, School of Governance, Wits University
 

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What kind of ploy does the ANC have to let this happen to innocent people. What gain is there for them.
We are reactive instead of proactive, if the infection rate and death rate does not urge them to fast track this vaccine then we doomed.

I have COVID for the past few days and it’s no joke, it kills if your immune system can’t fight it. The guavamint will have blood on their hands and put them in a worst spot when it comes to local elections again.
 

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Erm, no:

Think you misunderstood me. I agree, the merits of the matter are wholly unquestionable. However, it still remains an opinion piece co-signed by 9 experts. Where is the substantive "urging" if not only in that article. Ordinarily, I will argue, legitimate "urging" is ventilated through useful mechanisms, like the courts, or institutional bodies, petitions addressed to government etc and not through editorials.
 

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things are heating up again for the president and the anc.

expect some eff shitshow to come our way any time soon.
 

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Health leaders ask SA to axe officials on vaccine lag


While at least 29 countries ranging from Mexico to Germany have begun inoculating their populations against the virus, South Africa has yet to conclude any agreements for direct supply with pharmaceutical companies.

At least three Covid-19 vaccine trials are underway in the country and Johnson & Johnson has agreed to have 300 million of its Covid-19 vaccines made at an Aspen Pharmacare factory in the country when the shot is approved.

“Public acknowledgement by officials that they didn’t think it prudent to begin bilateral negotiations with vaccine suppliers because they could not ‘take the risk’ of ordering vaccines in the event they would not work is shockingly disingenuous,” the health leaders said.

They also criticised the so-called ministerial advisory committee, a group of scientists appointed by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, for echoing the government’s arguments.

Gray and Francois Venter, an academic who signed the opinion piece, were removed from the committee last year by Mkhize. Both have previously been critical of government’s approach to the virus.

Typical ANC every step of the way. Just like they destroyed Eskom and numerous other SOEs they are now all out at killing people in SA.
 

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You must understand, if they had bought the vaccine a lot of money would have been taken away from future corruption. You can't just give billions of Rand's away for the people, what about new officials and ministers how are they going to plunder once this money has gone, you got to give them a fair crack of the whip. Gee guys think of the government please.
 
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