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Report: Racing for a vaccine

Johannesburg, 22 Feb 2021
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2020 was a peculiar year for all industries. While parts of the economy shut down, society turned its focus on what was deemed “essential business” to produce the food, the masks, the hand sanitisers, and the medical equipment needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet few were under as much scrutiny as the pharmaceutical companies racing for a coronavirus vaccine.

In this report, we use the Talkwalker platform to analyse millions of conversations from social media, news sites, blogs and forums over several months, regarding the different COVID-19 vaccines and the overall idea of vaccination as a solution to the pandemic.