Reading the letter Discovery CEO Adrian Gore sent to 3-million medical aid members this weekend, it’s easy to imagine the Covid vaccine shambles playing out differently. Today, more than 250,000 South Africans have had shots, a rate of about 0.4 per 100 people — which means we trail all our emerging-market peers.

And the vaccines we did get — the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab — we promptly ditched (prematurely and without proper explanation, say experts) and sold to other African countries...

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