Third Wave Rising

COVID-19 is accelerating in Africa as reported weekly cases have jumped 44% and deaths are up 20%, CNBC reports.
 
While the absolute numbers (95,000 cases and 1,400 deaths) are still a small percentage of global numbers, WHO emergencies chief Mike Ryan said the trendline is cause for great concern—especially since official numbers are assumed to be missing many cases.
 
The difference: The vaccine gap may explain why Africa is facing a potential third wave 18 months into the pandemic: Wealthy countries have delivered 60 vaccines per 100 people. In low-income countries, that number is 1, Ryan said.
 
Country report: Uganda is essentially out of vaccines and desperately short of oxygen, according to The Guardian. Hospitals in many parts of the country are no longer accepting patients for ICUs. As a measure of the surge, WHO reported 1,735 confirmed cases on Sunday. A month ago, that number was 60.

Comments +

0 comments

Post a Comment

Restricted HTML

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Back to top