Editorial
Deputy Editor
1 minute read
8 Apr 2021
9:18 am

Sketchy vaccine plan worrying

Editorial

In the absence of clarification of the details of the plan, the language in the announcement of the changes is worrying, especially given the ANC’s track record of trying to politicise many aspects of life.

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The good news that South Africa is in the process of acquiring enough vaccines to inoculate 40 million people is somewhat tempered by the government’s vague statement about what could be quite radical changes to its roll-out plan. Seemingly, the revisions to the plan might be intended to speed things up, an acknowledgement that the original promise to vaccinate a million health workers by the end of March has not been met. In the absence of clarification of the details of the plan, the language in the announcement of the changes is worrying, especially given the ANC’s track record of...