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South Africa Asks J&J, Pfizer to Stop Sending Vaccines

  • Government says drugmakers should delay sending doses
  • South Africa has fully innoculated about 35% of adults to date
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No Panic in South Africa Amid New Variant
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South Africa asked Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer Inc. to suspend delivery of Covid-19 vaccines as it now has enough stock, an illustration of how plunging demand is undermining the country’s rollout ahead of a potential fourth wave of infections.  

Africa’s most developed economy has fully protected just 35% of adults, more than six months after doses were first made available to the public. About 120,000 people received shots on Tuesday, less than half the daily peak.