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Fri Nov 26, 2021, 08:05 AM

As of Nov. 24, South Africa asked NOT to be sent more vaccines for the time being,

saying they already had too much on hand. Only 35% of the adult population is fully vaccinated (a smaller % of total population), but at the current rate of distribution, they already have a 5 month supply.


https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-11-24/exclusive-south-africa-delays-covid-vaccine-deliveries-as-inoculations-slow



JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South Africa has asked Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer to delay delivery of COVID-19 vaccines because it now has too much stock, health ministry officials said, as vaccine hesitancy slows an inoculation campaign.

About 35% of adult South Africans are fully vaccinated, higher than in most other African nations, but half the government's year-end target. It has averaged 106,000 doses a day in the past 15 days in a nation of 60 million people.

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Nicholas Crisp, deputy director-general of the Health Department, told Reuters that South Africa had 16.8 million doses in stock and said deliveries had been deferred.

"We have 158 days' stock in the country at current use," a spokesman for the Health Ministry said. "We have deferred some deliveries."


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Fri Nov 26, 2021, 09:03 AM

1. Nice. We have a friend in Ukraine who has been waiting 2 months for her second

Pfizer shot. She has a visa and plane ticket to US, but can't get the vaccination due to hospital not getting shipment.

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Fri Nov 26, 2021, 09:57 AM

2. Humans Are So F'ng Stupid!

I said it many times over the last 21 months. Maybe this is Godís way of starting from scratch. As a race, we really have learned nothing, and deep down, we donít value our own lives or the lives of other species on this planet.

ďDonít send vaccines, we have a several month supply because nobody wants to get one.Ē

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