Peter Bruce and John Steenhuisen’s comments refer (“Shots in the dark: SA’s vaccine ‘plan’ a messy fantasy (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2021-01-13-peter-bruce-shots-in-the-dark-sas-vaccine-plan-a-messy-fantasy/)” and “ANC has dropped the vaccine ball — we will all have to pick it up (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2021-01-13-john-steenhuisen-anc-has-dropped-the-vaccine-ball-we-will-all-have-to-pick-it-up/)”, January 13). I find myself in a state of despair over the attitude some people seem to have towards the government’s Covid vaccination plans. I’m wondering whether certain opinion-makers would be happier if the government stumbled and failed rather than succeeded with its plans, while the nation needs everyone’s support to meet the aims of the programme.

This is not peculiar to SA; it is popular worldwide to make fun of the steps national governments have taken to fight Covid...

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