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Africa has and will Survive Covid-19 better then Western Nations. An opportunity to develop African solutions for Africa’s problems.

Africa as the origin of humanity is defying all Western expert predictions of disaster. At the onset of Covid-19, many Western health experts seize on Africa’s poor healthcare infrastructure to predict that Africa will seize to exist after Covid-19 Pandemic. But so far, Africa has recorded the least deaths.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) had in April predicted: “Anywhere between 300,000 and 3.3 million African people could lose their lives as a direct result of COVID-19.”
The World Health Organisation (WHO) further warned African countries to “prepare for the worst”, while Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in a CNN interview, said: “It’s going to be horrible in the developing world. And part of the reason you’re seeing that case numbers don’t look very bad is that they don’t have access to very many tests…Look at Ecuador. Look at what’s going on in Ecuador. They’re putting bodies out on the street. You’re going to see that in countries in Africa.”

So far, all the expert’s prediction for Africa has not materialized. On the contrary, the most impacted countries worldwide as of May 20, 2020, showed the United States topping the chart with 1,486,757 cases and 89,562 deaths; Russia, 281,752 cases and 2,631 deaths; the United Kingdom, 244,995 cases and 34,716 deaths; Brazil, 241,080 cases and 16,122 deaths; Spain, 230,698 cases and 27,563 deaths; Italy, 225,435 cases and 31,908; France, 179,693 and 28,111 deaths; Germany, 176,369 cases and 7,962 deaths; Turkey, 149,435 cases and 4,140 deaths; and Iran, 120,198cases and 6,988 deaths.

In contrast, in Africa, South Africa is the worst hit with 14,355 cases and 261 deaths. It is distantly followed by Algeria with 6,821 and 542 deaths. Others include Ghana, 5,735 cases and 29 deaths; Nigeria, 5,621 cases and 176 deaths; Cameroon, 3,047 cases and 139 deaths; and Guinea with 2,658 cases and 16 deaths.

Furthermore, African nations like Senegal have taken full control and leadership to developed effective domestic test kits that allow healthcare workers throughout Senegal to deploy early-detection mobile kits. Tests detecting coronavirus is now administered to anyone entering health facility and other institutions in the country.

A picture of the Pinnacle in Nairobi, Kenya

The reason behind this unique success of Covid-19 containment is due to several factors. First among these factors is the fact that Africa’s leaders are beginning to look inward for solutions to their problems instead of solely relying on Western experts who are mostly uninformed of Africa’s complex culture, traditional medicine, and dietary regiment.

The second reason is the fact that Europe and America and other Western nations have failed to develop effective treatment nor containment plans for their own countries. Covid-19 has not only to demolish the Western economy, but it has also exposed the vulnerability of the Western fragile economic and political system.

Source: Afro World News

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