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Serjeant at the Bar | South Africa's anti-vaccination problem needs to be solved politically

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The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered on December 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered on December 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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Serjeant at the Bar writes that, in light of comments made about vaccines from various public officials, there is scope for litigation where statements are made which disparage the quality of a vaccine or the suite of vaccines on the market.

One surprising consequence that flows from the Covid-19 pandemic is the size of the cohort of virologists that we have in South Africa.

From judges to actuaries to politicians, there is no end of people who pontificate in public about intricate questions of virology and  epidemiology. 

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