The Latest COVID 19 Situation In Africa Is Very Dangerous. WHO
By Mbonu Watson C
The COVID-19 situation globally is very dangerous with high levels of transmission driven by 4 major factors: Africa COVID 19 cases is now increase
She has called WHO to be blunt, in her voice, We need to be blunt when we need to be blunt. We’re not in a good place In Africa there was a 16.7% increase in cases in the last 7 days.
There was a 16.4% increase in the Eastern Mediterranean region. A 33% increase in cases across Europe. An 8.6% increase in South-East Asia. And A 10% increase in the western Pacific
There are more than two dozen countries that have epidemic curves that are almost vertical right now. This is not the situation we should be in when we have tools at hand.
Four major factors are driving the transmission.
1: One is the virus itself: This is a dangerous virus, to begin with.
Now we have these virus variants that have increased transmissibility,
2: The second factor is Mixing. We know that the social mixing, the social mobility of people is increasing around the world.
These events around the world drive transmission because you bring people together if the right interventions are not in place.
3: The third factor is reduced use. inappropriate use of public health and social measures.
The use of these measures does not mean lockdown. It’s a combination of interventions at the individual level, to the community level, and it covers everything from wearing masks, physical distancing, avoiding these crowded indoor spaces. Spending more time outdoors than indoors. Improving ventilation, keeping your hands clean.
The last factor that is challenging us right now is
4: the inequitable and uneven distribution of vaccines. if you have variants of concern that are circulating. If you have increased social mobility and social mixing, if you have the inappropriate use of public health and social measures, and you have a very susceptible population, the virus will thrive
There is an increase across Africa, we are not talking about a ”what if” situation right now, the rapid increase of COVID is happening now
This was made know to the media via World Hearth Organization FB portly by Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove. Watch Video Below
The World Health Organization Africa Department has warned again in a press release on the day 8th day of July that COVID-19 is accelerating dangerously in Africa, and that Africa has just marked its worst pandemic week ever.
Cases have risen for seven consecutive weeks since the onset of the third wave on May 3, 2021. Just this week the first of July Africa national has witnessed a sparkling increase of COVID 19 new cases and, this is worrisome
Africa continent where administration of the COVID 19 Vaccination process is very poor, millions of people are still yet to be vaccinated and majors put in places for containing the spread of COVID has been flown-off by the majority of Africa nationals.
During last week, the week ending July 4, more than 251 000 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on the continent of Africa, amounting to a 20% increase over the previous week and a 12% jump from the January peak. Also watch the video live on our Youtube channel by clicking on the image below
Sixteen African countries are now in resurgence, with Malawi and Senegal added this week. The Delta variant has been detected in 10 of these countries.
“Africa has just marked the continent’s most dire pandemic week ever. this not being a piece of good news to Africans, and the lovers of Africa globally
An increase means that the worst is yet to come as the fast-moving third wave continues to gain speed and new ground,” said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa.
The end to this precipitous rise is still weeks away. Cases are doubling now every 18 days, compared with every 21 days only a week ago.
We can still break the chain of transmission by testing, isolating contacts and cases, and following key public health measures.”
Although less than 150,000 people have died in Africa out of the global death toll of 4 million, the signs are all clear. Things are getting worse.
The current upsurge comes while vaccination rates remain low in Africa, no thanks to corrupt Africa leaders who only thinks and reasons how to remain in power, gain power and hold on the power
Africa a content loved by nature, so there are hopeful signs. The WHO said that after almost grinding to a halt in May and early June, vaccine deliveries from the COVAX Facility are gathering momentum.
In the past two weeks, more than 1.6 million doses were delivered to Africa through COVAX. More than 20 million Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses are expected to arrive imminently from the United States through COVAX, in coordination with the African Union.
Forty-nine countries have been notified of the allocations they will receive. Other significant donations from Norway and Sweden are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. And so it’s a mixed bag in Africa: Warning signs and hope.
In another short video, the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 8th day of July shared a COVID-19 Update.· ALSO Watch the video below
In their own voice, See the quote below
”The breakthrough use of IL-6 receptor blockers in patients with severe or critical COVID-19, along with corticosteroids, will only be effective if we can scale up manufacturing & distribute equitably. It’s not charity, it’s the best way to end the acute stage of the pandemic”- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Article written by Mbonu Watson C, reporting from AfriNOTES Africa multipurpose portal for Africa Global Tiers
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