Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine is working well in South Africa, offering protection against severe disease and death, the head of a trial in the country said on Friday.
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Government, lauded for its swift lockdown in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus, is now being pilloried for being slow off the mark to secure vaccines.
South Africa, the country with the worst confirmed coronavirus outbreak in Africa, is yet to provide clarity on how it plans to order vaccines, even as the global race to secure inoculations accelerates.
South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak appears to be slowing, with the latest data showing fewer new infections and a drop in natural excess deaths.
The scientific community’s support for South Africa’s management of the coronavirus outbreak risks being undermined by the health ministry’s harsh response to criticism from a leading expert.
After initially being lauded for his decisive response to the coronavirus crisis, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been forced onto the defensive.