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15 Feb 2021

Covid-19 takes centre stage at Sona, vaccine strategy adapts and back-to-school anxiety builds

Daily Maverick

This week, South Africa adapted its vaccine strategy after ‘disappointing results’ for the AstraZeneca jab, the State of the Nation Address focused squarely on tackling Covid-19 and recovering the economy, and pupils, teachers and parents worried about schools reopening.

A new survey has shown that part of what affects whether a person is willing to comply with lockdown regulations is linked to how good a job they think Ramaphosa is doing handling the pandemic. According to the findings after three rounds of the University of Johannesburg/Human Sciences Research Council Covid-19 Democracy Survey, 80% of adults in South Africa think he is doing a “very good job” or a “good job”. The researchers expand on their findings here. DM/MC

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