There is concern about South Africa failing to secure vaccines timeously. The likes of Cosatu believe the government was napping on the job. It says an acquisition and distribution strategy should have been developed months ago and now government should be starting the rollout process and not making vague commitments. It comes as government is in talks with various pharmaceutical companies to see if they can supply them with vaccines as it wants to vaccinate 67 percent of the population to ensure hard immunity. According to reports Pfizer and BioNTech have offered to supply South Africa with their Covid-19 vaccine at a discounted $10 a dose.
Guest: Vice President at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Professor Jeffrey Mphahlele. He is also a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Vaccine.