Experts urge Ramaphosa to fire officials who caused vaccine procurement delays

ToxicBunny

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How would they get it? Surely they should be the most protected? Seeing as they are already isolated.
Well this seems like an admission that they're not all that isolated and that our prison system is ever so slightly porous.

But, in my opinion the prisoners need to be last on the list. There is no way they should get precedence over the normal Population.
 

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Cosatu not convinced by govt’s COVID-19 vaccination plan (ewn.co.za)

CAPE TOWN - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday said the government’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy was vague and offered too little too late.

While millions of people are being vaccinated in countries like the US and the United Kingdom, South Africans can only expect a shot in the arm much later in the year.

On Sunday evening, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said government was still in talks with various pharmaceutical companies and no deals - apart from Covax - had been signed as yet.

Cosatu said government was only telling us about a plan to cover between 3% and 10% of the population by June.

Parliamentary coordinator Mathew Parks said that did not even include the logistics of conducting the actual vaccinations, which could take until August.

He said the government should have started the rollout strategy last year already.

He said a solid and convincing vaccine acquisition and distribution strategy should have been developed earlier and government should be starting the rollout process and not making vague commitments.
 

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Experts urge Ramaphosa to fire officials who caused vaccine procurement delays

Some of South Africa’s most senior medical leaders and academics have called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire government officials over delays in procuring Covid-19 vaccines, saying their actions will cause thousands of deaths and untold economic damage. [Bloomberg]
Start with the Doek, the Don, the Taxi Driver, the Minister of Underpants. Because they have already caused thousand of deaths.
 

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This is mentioned frequently in different news articles, but how is it relevant for South African vaccine availability?

Sounds like we won't have access to it: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/world/africa/covid-19-vaccines-south-africa.html

Maybe MyBB can do an article on this?
There us another aspect to this - all counties hosting the J&J clinical trial are assured priority access to the vaccine.

The South African trials are being carried out by SYNEXUS in Somerset West.
 

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And why the f*** are prisoners a priority?
Because they are a warden (may be the wrong term) of the state. Think of it as having achild status with the state. So they will be looked after like a parent looks after their child.
 

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What would they be investigating in the first place?
Definitely a missed opportunity. They can have a commission of enquiry and spend a year and millions on calling expert witnesses and every random ANC member involved to testify about how they did nothing wrong.
 
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