NAPTOSA and SADTU are concerned about when teachers will be receiving the vaccine and SADTU has called for marking of the matric exam papers to come to a halt after the death of a matric exam marker in KwaZulu-Natal due to Covid-19.
Work is currently underway to get a vaccine for Covid-19 and many are hoping to have it ready to be shipped out by next year. However, when exactly will we get the vaccine after it's developed? Where is South Africa on the list?
South Africa's second round of vaccine trials for the coronavirus has begun. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also donated millions of dollars to American Company Novavax for vaccine trials in South Africa. This hopefully will lead to a faster production of the vaccine in South Africa.
Yes, South Africa is seeing many positives in it's Covid-19 statistics and cases are decreasing in some provinces but this does not mean we shouldn't follow safety protocols. The possibility of a second wave is definitely there for the country, as seen in others. Government has given many updates on South Africa's progress with hospitals, vaccines, cases and the virus in general.
A vaccine being developed at Oxford University is said to be 'hugely promising' and is producing an immune response during it's trials. South Africa's Wits University is involved in this very vaccine trial.