Vaccination hesitancy deepens among the unvaccinated |

Leading epidemiologist Dr Jo Barnes warned on Friday of the adverse effects of prolonged Covid, and a new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) found that vaccine distrust has become ingrained among unvaccinated South Africans, with few believing the vaccine was necessary or effective. Barnes said prolonged Covid was “another challenge as many of those who are permanently or severely affected will be in need of rehabilitation or long-term care.” “Before the start of the pandemic, public health facilities were underserved, so many of these patients may be left without proper treatment,” …