At the current pace, scientists have agreed that it will take between 12 and 18 years for government to reach its target of vaccinating 67% of the South African population to achieve Covid-19 herd immunity. By yesterday, a total of 157 286 people had been inoculated, which works out to 6 049 a day. Based on Media Hack Collective’s calculations, at the current pace, it will take 18 years, one month and three days to vaccinate the target of 67% of the population, about 40 million people. Dr Jo Barnes, Stellenbosch University epidemiologist and senior lecturer emeritus in the Faculty…

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