South Africa waits for vaccine as new variant surges 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 4:27pm

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Over a third of all COVID-19 cases in Africa have been in South Africa, driven by a new variant that is overwhelming the country’s hospitals. But unlike some other badly hit countries in the world, South Africa is yet to start its vaccination program. Host Marco Werman speaks with Dr. Richard Lessells, an infectious disease expert in Durban, South Africa.