Dear B4SA and business colleagues,
This week’s newsletter comes with excellent news – that early data is already showing a drop in infections, admissions and mortality at 21 days after vaccinees have received their first Pfizer-BioNtech doses.
More good news is that we now have adequate vaccines for the month of July, which means we are no longer operating in a vaccine-constrained environment for the immediate future. Although we have no visibility on supply schedules from either J&J or Pfizer for the balance of Q3, the total committed supplies will enable us to significantly increase vaccination levels. In addition, the recent announcement that the US will be sending us a million doses of the Pfizer vaccine is heartening.
On a final note, at B4SA we are deeply saddened by the tragic death from COVID-19 of Rob Legh, chairman of Bowmans and former head of B4SA’s labour market intervention workstream.
Read more: B4SA weekly update 03 July 21