Posts tagged as: COVID-19 deaths for Africa

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    Sierra Leone locked down early to contain COVID-19, but at a high price

    Sierra Leone locked down early and appears to have COVID-19 under control. But the country has paid a very high economic price, with the vast majority of people missing meals or eating less. Researchers warn that if the virus begins to spread again, these sacrifices may be hard to justify and replicate. In the fight against COVID-19, we are in the same storm but in...

    2 Nov 2020 | Julio S. Solís Arce, Macartan Humphreys, Niccoló Meriggi, Maarten Voors, Emilie Yam

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    Why we don’t know the real number of COVID-19 deaths in Africa

    The number of COVID-19 deaths is surprisingly low in Africa. Could the 'excess deaths' on the continent be hiding a different reality? According to the African Centre for Disease Control, the total confirmed COVID-19 deaths for Africa has now reached over 41,200 – a staggeringly low number compared to the total deaths in other regions. Experts agree, however, that the...

    26 Oct 2020 | Emilie Yam