https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ex ... 021-11-24/
"We have 158 days' stock in the country at current use," a spokesman for the Health Ministry said. "We have deferred some deliveries."
Apparently in South Africa the reason for supply exceeding demand is "vaccine hesitancy" rather than delivery issues; SA stalled out at 35% vaccinated.
Is there any good excuse for someone who should know better emphasizing the rare bad effects of vaccines to the exclusion of noting that they strongly reduce both susceptibility to the disease and the severity of the disease when contracted? This is a disease that seems to have a mortality rate of around 2% among the untreated, after all -- does that count for anything?
I mean, if vaccination rates were in the 90% range, yes, it might be worthwhile to make sure that everyone knows they're not a completely free lunch.
But with vaccination rates topping out around 70% in the many of most advanced places in the world, and apparently under 40% in a lot of other places ... what good excuse is there for continually harping on the schoolteacher in West Virginia who was mistakenly given a speedball instead of the vaccine and ignoring all these fun stories
I'm trying to think of a good reason for it, but I get nothing.
What have you got, Espen?