How come there is already a vaccine for Covid-19 and non for HIV and Malaria – Yvonne Chaka Chaka

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Local songstress Yvonne Chaka Chaka came under fire for a comment on Twitter regarding the coronavirus vaccine.

Since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the adjusted level 3 lockdown in late December last year, South Africans find solace on the internet as their form of entertainment.

He also addressed the country on January 11 to explain the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine – which will be prioritised to front-line workers.

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People expressed their views on the vaccine, and the songstress was one of them.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, the “From Me To You” singer asked why the Covid-19 vaccine was produced so quickly and why there aren’t vaccines for HIV and malaria yet.

She said: “Vaccine, Vaccine. We still don’t have one for Malaria non for HIV, but in a few months we have one for Covid can someone tell me how possible is this @WHO @EU_Partnerships @UN @NEPAD_Agency @PresidencyZA @Davos @unwomenafrica.”

Tweeps responded to Chaka Chaka’s tweet by expressing disappointment in her.

“She's a UN Goodwill Ambassador married to a doctor. As a longtime admirer, I am so disappointed,” commented Madeleine Fullard.

Another Twitter user, Kagiso Phokane said: “Sigh… Mama Africa, Princess of Africa or whatever figment of imagination title you go by. Please I beg you to take a few minutes off of your studio time and research these viruses respectively on the internet and maybe, just maybe…”

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