The kingdom of South African is facing some serious issues in light of the discovery of the new variant of the Covid-19 virus and how it makes certain vaccines ineffective.
Of late, the administration had to deal with the unpleasant news that a large chunk of vaccines produced by a pharmaceutical company is not able to effectively combat the virus. This is because of the peculiarities of the new variant of the virus that reacts more harshly in the body of the host.
As a result, the production of these vaccines had to be halted despite the ever-growing need for more people to be vaccinated.
How the South African Government Plans to Deal with the Problem
If the vaccines remain ineffective and impotent in resolving the crisis, this will be bad in many ways. For one, this will affect the fragile fiscal position of the country. Furthermore, the virus will spread faster and the resultant effects will be disastrous for the entire nation.
In light of these concerns, the South African policymakers are planning to seek the assistance of scientists in resolving the issues. This might be in the area of altering the already produced vaccines to cope better with the negative effects of the new variants of the virus. If successful as hoped, this will help change the negative tides in the country as things are.
South Africa Is Not Bearing the Burden Alone
The truth is that the South African government is more proactive in dealing with the situation. This is especially if a country like Brazil is used as a yardstick for assessment.
This South American nation has experienced waves of the new variant of the virus and is seeking urgent solutions in dealing with this new reality. The situation is complicated given that many vaccines are ineffective or drastically lose their potency when administered to patients that have this virus.