EXCLUSIVE: How 71% of SA wants the vaccine, but only 1% has had it
New research this week shows that nearly three-quarters of South Africans want the Covid vaccine — the highest estimate of ‘vaccine intent’ seen yet in SA. Yet the country lags badly behind the rest of the world, with only 1% of the population vaccinated. This, and the alarming finding that children in no-fee schools learnt 50%-75% less last year than the class before, raises sharp new questions about the government’s response to the pandemic
SA is in flux: we’re waiting for what we know we need, even as we gird ourselves for disappointment. We’re waiting for an uptick in the economy; waiting for jobs; waiting for the ANC to sort out who is suspending who — but most of all, we’re waiting for vaccines.
The latest results of our National Income Dynamics Study — Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (Nids-Cram), released this week, show that in February and March this year, the vast majority of South Africans (71%) said they would take the vaccine if they could...