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Ramaphosa slams vaccine apartheid and SA travel ban

Minister health Joe Phaahla has urges more South Africans to go out in their numbers and vaccinate. It has become clear that the virus will not leave us and as it kept on coming back. We had to face the reality that this is the virus that we have to learn to live with. The minister is now calling the covid19 a chronic disease.

President Ramaphosa has also slammed the European countries for the way they are treating African countries and precisely the South African scientist for announcing to the world that there is a new variant. He also went on about the vaccine apartheid were countries order more vaccines that they need. In this way they are not only ensuring that their citizens are safe but they are ensuring that other people should continue to suffer as they can not access the vaccines.

But one thing about this virus is that you can not lock it and ensure that it stays in one places. Even after South Africa was banned from traveling to these countries, the Omicron has found its way there and it is now all over the world. As long as there is still other parts of the world that are not protected against the virus, we are all not safe.

So far we have seen that the Omicron virus is not that dangerous compared to other previous variants like the Delta variant. Even though cases are high, we can see that not many people are dying from this virus because our death records has been very low in the past few weeks since the variant emerged. One would not even think that we are in a fourth wave of the pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa is campaigning for vaccine waiver so that ather countries can be able to manufacture the vaccine for their citizens and other poor countries as well.

https://www.france24.com/en/video/20211207-coronavirus-pandemic-south-africa-s-ramaphosa-slams-travel-ban-vaccine-apartheid

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