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Taxes were used to develop Covid-19 vaccines, but selfish political interests and pharmaceutical firms have triumphed at the poor’s expense.
Taxes were used to develop Covid-19 vaccines, but selfish political interests and pharmaceutical firms have triumphed at the poor’s expense.

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The Covid-19 vaccines have arrived, but there is little sign of joy among South Africa’s poor, huddled masses.

Understandably, since this news came only weeks before the 15% electricity price rise was announced last week and before this week’s surge in fuel costs hit record highs.

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