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Vol 62 No 3

Published 4th February 2021

South Africa

Shot in the dark

As officials argue over vaccine funding, the African country worst hit by the pandemic is fumbling its chance to limit the damage

A politically charged fight between the Treasury and the Health Department has derailed the government's bid to buy vaccines cheaply and quickly. Doctors and scientists criticise officials for blocking information about pricing and delivery schedules, raising concerns that opportunistic businesses are again trying to capitalise on the emergency.

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