SA considering buying AstraZeneca shots for Delta variant


Bloomberg News reported on July 1, that SA is considering buying more AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines from India to combat the spread of the Delta variant of the illness, four months after selling one million of the doses. In March, the government sold 1-m AstraZeneca doses to the African Union, after research showed the Beta variant - then dominant in the country - was resistant to the shot. According to data presented by the government on June 26 the AstraZeneca vaccine has more than 70% efficacy against the Delta strain.

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