SA's big Covid-19 vaccine problem

Anthro

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Um... Have you kept up with the news? The CCMA has ruled in the employers favor multiple times over the issue already. Health and safety of staff/customers trumps personal choices according to them.
Ofcourse I have kept up with the news - simply stating that if people are indeed being fired at this rate, the CCMA still has to have a case as per our Labour Laws. We have plenty people in the workforce not vaccinated
 

pinball wizard

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What happened to all the vaccine Karens?
The tiny but extremely vocal minority of Karens and Kens are already eyeing their 5th and 6th boosters. Even so, there aren't enough of them to fill the quotas.
 

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Ofcourse I have kept up with the news - simply stating that if people are indeed being fired at this rate, the CCMA still has to have a case as per our Labour Laws. We have plenty people in the workforce not vaccinated
The local CCMA offices simply refuse to take the cases as they are technically not being "fired" as the employees are given a choice, get vaccinated or get tested weekly at their own expense, so the CCMA sees it as "quitting". Three companies that have seen protests here in the past few weeks have been the local newspaper (they seem to be leading the protests as three of their reporters were affected), one of the security companies and a boatbuilding company. Other companies mandated vaccination, but it was done without fuss, such as the grocery/department stores.
 

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The local CCMA offices simply refuse to take the cases as they are technically not being "fired" as the employees are given a choice, get vaccinated or get tested weekly at their own expense, so the CCMA sees it as "quitting". Three companies that have seen protests here in the past few weeks have been the local newspaper (they seem to be leading the protests as three of their reporters were affected), one of the security companies and a boatbuilding company. Other companies mandated vaccination, but it was done without fuss, such as the grocery/department stores.
'Do what we want or we make it impossible for you to earn an honest income' is NOT a choice.
 

Martin 007

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I think if you force the vaccine then as an employer you can be held responsible for any side effects.
 

RaptorSA

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I don't have an issue with getting vaxxed ... I just... *meh*
Stressing more about accidentally not locking a window or stopping at a robot during dusk in this sh*thole.

That being said, not having had a single cold or nose tingle in 3 years now is nice.
Use to get floored by Flu each year, just goes to show what a disgusting sh*tsty the office was.
 

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'Frustrating': Inside Africa's falling vaccine rates​

Posted May 18, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines are finally pouring into African countries, but vaccination rates are down - partly due to hesitancy. In Gambia health ministry worker Joseph Mendy describes the "frustrating" work of convincing people to get the shot. David Doyle has more.


 

The Free Radical

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'Frustrating': Inside Africa's falling vaccine rates​

Posted May 18, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines are finally pouring into African countries, but vaccination rates are down - partly due to hesitancy. In Gambia health ministry worker Joseph Mendy describes the "frustrating" work of convincing people to get the shot. David Doyle has more.



That's that happens when Western pharmaceutical companies have been using Africa as their Guinea pig cage for cheap, dodgy testing, often without informed consent for decades and with impunity. Africans are tired of having needles jabbed in their arms and pills shoved down their throats like farm animals so that pharma can profit at their expense. They no longer trust men and women in white coats or their Health Ministers in new shiny suits surrounded with body guards.
 

TysonRoux

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^ BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, science must fall ....


In South Africa, approximately 20% of 15–49-year-olds are infected with HIV. Among black South Africans, high levels of HIV/AIDS misconceptions (e.g. HIV is manufactured by whites to reduce the black African population; AIDS is caused by supernatural forces or witchcraft) may be barriers to HIV prevention.


Africans resist condom message

Cultural views of intimacy are causing many Africans to reject condoms and risk contracting HIV, the BBC's Africa Live programmes has found.

Every day, 14,000 people are infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and the pandemic is devastating countries like Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia.

But despite continued campaigning, expert advice about condom use is being ignored. According to the United Nations, only 3% of Africa's sexually active population use condoms.

"People consider that their relationship is more important for them than the risk that they are facing," Ethiopian doctor Lewel Ayelal told the Africa Live phone-in programme broadcast on the BBC World Service.

He said one barrier to condom use is a lack of access to condoms across the continent, but the other main barrier is cultural.
 
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