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Slow vaccine roll-out

I am really disappointed at the slow vaccine roll-out that we have in South Africa.  I know that the major pharmaceutical drug companies will obviously favour the countries in which they are based, namely the USA and Europe, but I would think we could still have received more vaccines by now than we do.  I say this particularly because, as they always used to remind us in the Game of Thrones, winter is coming. 

Winter is indeed coming and with it we will see an increase in Covid-19 infections, because every other country experienced an increase during their winter.  In America their peak month of infections so far was exactly the middle of winter, being December, and if we project that onto SA we are probably looking at our worst month, for infections and deaths, being July this year.

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Friday 14-May-21 Share on Facebook   Tweet It

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thembi  said:
on Tuesday 07-Sep-21 03:50 PM
This is sad news for South Africa we just hope and pray we pull through and things will get better for us. We cannot afford another lockdown.

Melissa van Tellingen   said:
on Friday 04-Jun-21 04:58 PM
Not surprised at all. Of course South Africa will be behind on this. Again promises are made and not kept. The South African Government can't keep up with the demands.

Victoria  said:
on Friday 04-Jun-21 03:25 PM
Had a feeling that South African would behind all the other countries regarding vaccines and I personally think we are very far behind. Winter is here and our cases are increasing.

Jolene   said:
on Friday 04-Jun-21 08:59 AM
I am not surprised but it is definitely disappointing. There are more and more cases every day and we cannot afford another lockdown.

Tersia  said:
on Friday 04-Jun-21 08:55 AM
It really does not come as a shock - things are always a bit slower here and delayed. In my opinion, it's probably a tactic the Government is playing with this slow roll out to see where they can benefit from this virus and make more money.

Ruby  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 06:58 PM
Our vaccine rollout is far too slow . Given how vulnerable the South Africa's population is, I think they've been too lax for fear of public backlash.

Dune  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 04:01 PM
Both my mom and dad have been contacted to get their vaccines, they were very efficient, they received a specific date and time and it was done in a professional manner and they were immediately given a date for their second vaccine.

Zandelee  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 03:49 PM
According to a recent article by Business Tech South Africa’s economy is only expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 202 but this can only be the case if South Africa could speed up the vaccine rollout drastically. Economies around the world are expected to rebound by end of 2021, due to these countries reaching their vaccination goals which means that they will be able to resume trade at pre-pandemic levels.

Nicolle  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 12:31 PM
At least the "golden oldies" are receiving preferential treatment in the roll-out. Thankfully.

Prishani  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 11:54 AM
I guess this isn't something we could plan for years in advance, I am hoping things will start speeding up eventually.

Brenda Strydom  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 11:35 AM
The vaccines roll-out in South Africa have been slow from day 1 ,People must not be surprises on how slow it's going. South Africa is always behind on everything.

Michelle D  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 11:06 AM
Although it's slow, the vaccine rollout is going. So far my parents and all of their 60+ friends have been vaccinated, If you don't mind waiting in line at Bara, it's actually very easy to get the vaccine now.

Ashleigh  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 10:48 AM
Not very shocking to know. As usual organizing and preplanning skills not implemented in this task.

Kathryn  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 10:39 AM
I do not believe there is a single South African that is shocked by the slow roll-out of vaccines.

sandra  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 10:36 AM
The vaccines in South Africa have been at a go-slow and I do not believe that we will all get the shot before the end of the year. Statistically speaking, it is not possible and we are behind.

Sune  said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 10:32 AM
This is no surprise as South Africa is always behind other countries, luckily the elderly are receiving their vaccinations and hopefully we will receive ours soon thereafter.

Sarah   said:
on Thursday 03-Jun-21 10:31 AM
I am not surprise with the slow Vaccine roll in South Africa, government makes promises but they don't know how to implement their plans or promises. They better start thinking of something quickly the stats are growing and fast

Daniella  said:
on Wednesday 02-Jun-21 04:54 PM
The vaccine roll-out has been extremely slow I cant say that I am surprised. Doesn't make it any less disappointing thou

Luchell  said:
on Tuesday 01-Jun-21 08:44 AM
South-Africa as always has promised something that will most probably not work as planned we will have to wait our turn to get a vaccine for Covid-19.

Zindy  said:
on Tuesday 01-Jun-21 08:02 AM
I think the stats are going to start climbing now drastically. We have already seen a spike amongst people we know. With the winter season here and everyone's immune systems more at risk with the common cold and other illnesses makes them more susceptible now in getting it than before. People are also letting their guard down now, If you go in a shop there are no more stickers to social distance where you must stand and even you see people wearing their masks on their chins so that's of no use either may as well not bother wearing one.

lauren  said:
on Friday 28-May-21 08:25 AM
The slow roll-out of this covid vaccine is honestly such a drag! People's lives are at stake its really disappointing how the roll-out is being taken more seriously.

Claudia B  said:
on Wednesday 26-May-21 04:30 PM
The Covid-19 infections are just getting more at this stage. I hope we don't fall back into a hard lockdown. It's sad to think that South Africa is always behind on everything.

Kayla  said:
on Wednesday 26-May-21 08:48 AM
I think key here would be that you need to look after yourself. Make sure your immune system is strong , that should you be infected with COVID you will overcome it. I believe everyone is bound to be infected some time or another.

Alexis  said:
on Tuesday 25-May-21 03:53 PM
Regardless of it being as slow process at the moment, people just need to stay vigilant and do all they can in order to not get infected. It is easier said than done unfortunately. One can get it from anybody - but then one as said, needs to be vigilant

Helen  said:
on Tuesday 25-May-21 08:17 AM
Winter in South Africa always a challenging season, and this is the second winter we are all trying to survive Covid - 19.
Again South Africa was not ready to meat this year winter and yes, government could arrange more vaccination available to all.
The first phase of vaccination (of the country’s estimated 1.2 million frontline healthcare workers.) is not completed yet, and I do not think government will start with the second phase soon (essential workers, persons in congregate settings, persons over 60-years and persons over 18-years with co-morbidities).

Roxanne  said:
on Tuesday 18-May-21 01:27 PM
Its sad that the corruption in this country prevents people getting what is needed to protect us. I wish this country would wake up and put better people in these positions which was created to help the country and not themselves

Michelle B  said:
on Tuesday 18-May-21 08:31 AM
Very disappointing, however, not surprising. I really hope that this winter is not as bad as everyone expects it to be.

Nicolene   said:
on Monday 17-May-21 09:56 AM
What's new? South Africa is always behind. This Covid is really exhausting now. I don't even listen to news anymore or follow stats. I'm so over it now.

Megan  said:
on Monday 17-May-21 09:31 AM
Its exhausting hearing one bad thing after another of our country honestly, I just wish we could be efficient and the government can be for the people... Nothing works because the government doesn't work, roll on effect.

Henrietta  said:
on Monday 17-May-21 09:10 AM
Really no surprise but all disappointing. Not like the government even cares, they have had theirs so no need to worry right? Maybe it just another way to control us, who know because right now I'm just so sick and tired of this government that its hard to be positive about anything they plan and promises.

BRONWYN  said:
on Monday 17-May-21 08:06 AM
This is really sad knowing that we have a 3rd wave approaching us, but as we know South Africa is always behind on everything.

Ziyanda  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 04:56 PM
I can't say that I am surprised about the slow roll-out of the vaccine. South Africa is always behind, hopefully we will get it soon.

Danielle  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 04:02 PM
This is sad news for South Africa we just hope and pray we pull through and things will get better for us.

Chante  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 03:59 PM
It is disappointing that SA is moving so slowly with the vaccines, there are healthcare workers that truly need to get vaccinated. As you say the COVID cases may rise in the middle of winter and therefore it is even more important for healthcare workers to get vaccinated first.

Dasanya  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 10:33 AM
It is definitely not surprising that we have had such a sow roll out of this vaccine in SA. I am dreading the upcoming winter more especially because we are definitely going to see an increase in infections and possibly more restrictions being imposed.

fikile  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 09:49 AM
South Africa is always behind and am not surprised about the fact that we are behind with the vaccines but South Africa is always behind on everything.

Bianca Niemann   said:
on Friday 14-May-21 09:35 AM
This is not good news for us South Africans at all

Angelique Jurgens  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 09:34 AM
I was watching the news this morning and they are supposedly meant to vaccinate the elderly yet they are still busy vaccinating the healthcare workers. While its disappointing, it certainly does not come as a suprise.

Lucretia  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 08:59 AM
I really don't know why anyone would think SA would get this right. After all, we purchased AstraZeneca without knowing whether we were able to use it or not. Unfortunately, I don't hold much faith in us getting this right at all...................

Patrick Sedutla  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 08:53 AM
As a country we continue to prove that we fail badly at mass rollout. I just hope that we don't fall into another hard lock down.

david  said:
on Friday 14-May-21 08:21 AM
i read somewhere not too long ago that at the current rate the SA vaccine roll out should be completed by around 2034.


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