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President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to forgive us for not being impressed by the government’s vaccination strategy, which reads more like an exercise in damage control.

Before their retreat, which was brought about by intense criticism from scientists and civil society, officials at the department of health were telling South Africans that vaccines were not a silver bullet. On Monday, the president told the country that the government had always said they were a game changer, and now we are supposed to believe it has been involved in intense discussions with manufacturers over the past six months. ..

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