Nowhere in Africa is the virus spreading faster today than in Namibia, where the government is running out of vaccines just as infections are spiking. With just 0.8% of the population inoculated, public health authorities have halted inoculations and is using what remains of its supply of Chinese-imported Sinopharm jabs on those who’ve already had one shot.
The move has prompted a fierce backlash, with critics saying that the government should instead focus on giving some degree of protection, even minimal, to the largest number of people of possible, via single shots of the vaccine. (BLOOMBERG)
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