South Africa has been in an on going battle against Covid-19. The virus keeps on mutating and claiming the lives of millions of South Africans. Recently a new strain has been discovered and was named Omicron. The strain is said to be more powerful with harsher symptoms and even a higher resistance to medication and vaccination. South Africa has been on a break with the lockdown and last night a family meeting was conducted by the president in which he made a few changes.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the country will remain on lockdown level one for the time being with a possibility of mandatory vaccination. 20 million adults in SA have not been vaccinated and the new strain is spreading faster and unvaccinated individuals have a higher chance of contracting the virus. People were not happy to hear that because as a South African, one has a right to refuse medication at any stance and with any reason. Moreover the president when he introduced the vaccine to SA, he said it himself that it is not mandatory. People are getting more and more worried about their health and they are wondering why the government should force them to take the vaccine if its really effective.
People on tweeter claim that they will protest in order to fight against the mandate. South Africans are worried about how is it that the ANC is taking the vaccination serious but still ignore other problems in the country like people not having employment, houses, water and electricity. One person even said president Cyril Ramaphosa has turned into De Klerk, depicting that SA is falling into apartheid where the human rights do not matter. What do you think about this, will you get vaccinated or do you still have trust issues with the vaccine? Comment and share the article
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