COVID-19: examining theories for Africa’s low death rates

Posted on Fri 09 October 2020 in COVID-19 • Tagged with Africa, pandemic, coronavirus, science, public health, vaccines

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Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford and Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences

As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing …

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COVID-19: to test or not to test

Posted on Wed 01 April 2020 in Nigeria • Tagged with COVID-19, WHO, pandemic, health, health system, lockdown, Nigerian Government

An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Science

You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it …

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