While the Western Cape’s Department of Health is making inroads with the vaccination roll-out program, a group of people took to the busy main road in Observatory to voice their opinion against the government’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out campaign on Saturday, August 21.
As reported the group gathered outside the entrance of Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) in Cape Town with placards that read “Love is more contagious than fear, we must unmask-our-kids, I am not a lab rat”.
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— Wesley Fester (@wesleyfestersa) August 21, 2021
According to anti-vax activist Yasseen Johnson, mainstream media plays an important role in the conspiracy perpetuating the alleged “lie”, as per SABC.
The group also voiced their support for Cape Town heart surgeon Dr Susan Vosloo, following her anti-vaccination message which landed her in hot water.
Meanwhile, News 24 reports that public health groups have condemned the protester’s actions as disrespectful to the healthcare workers that work day and night. Western Cape health spokesperson Mark van der Heever added that receiving the jab remains voluntary and that the provincial government has not changed its decision on this.
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