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Stop hoarding Covid vaccines, Ramaphosa tells rich countries

Saying the world needed to act together to fight the pandemic.
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess Covid-19 vaccines that they had ordered but did not immediately need, saying the world needed to act together to fight the pandemic.

“We need those who have hoarded the vaccines to release the vaccines so that other countries can have them,” Ramaphosa told a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

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“The rich countries of the world went out and acquired large doses of vaccines. … Some countries even acquired up to four times what their population needs … to the exclusion of other countries”.

Ramaphosa, who currently chairs the African Union, said African countries wanted access to vaccines as quickly as other nations.

South Africa’s Covid outbreak is the worst in Africa, and the continent as a whole is struggling to secure sufficient vaccines to start countrywide inoculation programmes for its 1.3 billion people.

“We are all not safe if some countries are vaccinating their people and other countries are not vaccinating,” Ramaphosa said. “We all must act together in combating the coronavirus.”

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Pal, wake up. As you know from personal experience, it is all about the money, stupid. First, the rich get inoculated and they are protected. Secondly, they get rid of the leeches with cupped hands DEMANDING handouts because they and the governments they voted for are too useless to help themselves. Win-win situation for an overpopulated world.

The rest of the world led by President Trump pulled finger and got the job done while you sat on your furry tail, Squirrel.

“The Chair” is a good example of an rich African leader from a rich African country that was asleep in the backseat.

Rich African country because they have Billions available to steal and Billions to spend on rubbish like SAA.

Stop complaining and just do your job. Don’t blame others for your misfortune. Its your own fault. Its always been. So ZIP IT! and stop begging. Its very unbecoming.

SA is a rich country, but thanks to all the corruption and stealing, now we are begging like the rest of the sh*thole countries. Tsk tsk.

Squirrel — they have lots of very productive taxpayers to look after — Unlike you !!!!

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