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DW News published this video item, entitled “Life in South Africa is starting to appear normal – but it may not stay that way | COVID-19 Special” – below is their description.
South Africa’s vaccination program has been struggling.
It got off to a late start, first using AstraZeneca’s jab. But that was stopped over its ineffectiveness against the variant spreading rapidly in the country.
Then South Africa turned to Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine – but paused that rollout due to concerns about side effects.
But with a second wave of infections now behind them – life in South Africa is starting to appear normal – but it may not stay that way.DW News YouTube Channel
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