Your editorial made the very odd argument that SA’s delayed vaccination strategy can be attributed to wealthier countries intentionally withholding vaccines (“SA needs to aggressively fight vaccine apartheid (”, April 7).

That is at odds with the well-documented delays in SA’s acquisition efforts, the fact that the country can easily afford to buy vaccines, that many emerging markets have “out-vaccinated” us, and that our government intimidated the private sector into not pursuing a procurement and rollout drive...

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