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Well this seems like an admission that they're not all that isolated and that our prison system is ever so slightly porous.How would they get it? Surely they should be the most protected? Seeing as they are already isolated.
The Action SA leader said such a fund should be managed by private medical aids who could then be forced to ensure a transparent and efficient rollout to all South Africans in the interest of collective health and prosperity.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.
Start with the Doek, the Don, the Taxi Driver, the Minister of Underpants. Because they have already caused thousand of deaths.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]
There us another aspect to this - all counties hosting the J&J clinical trial are assured priority access to the vaccine.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?